STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1553
RE: S.B. No. 1196
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 1196, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify that the authorization for board and commission holdover members to continue in office until a successor is nominated and appointed, but not beyond the end of the second regular legislative session following the expiration of the member's term of office, takes precedence over all conflicting statutes concerning holdover members.
Your Committee finds that existing law provides that a holdover member of a board or commission shall not hold office beyond the end of the second regular legislative session following the expiration of the member's term of office. By affirmatively providing that this prohibition takes precedence over all conflicting statutes concerning holdover members, this measure will resolve any potential argument that a holdover member may continue to occupy office beyond that time.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1196, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1196, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Government Operations,
SCOT Z. MATAYOSHI, Chair