STAND. COM. REP. NO. 329
RE: S.B. No. 1196
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 1196 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to clarify that board and commission holdover members shall not hold office beyond the end of the second regular legislative session following the expiration of the member's term of office regardless of any conflicting statutes.
Your Committee did not receive any testimony on this measure.
Your Committee finds that existing law allows a member of a state board or commission to continue as a holdover member until a successor is nominated and appointed. It is imperative that members of boards and commissions are appropriately and timely nominated and appointed to enable boards and commissions to meet and conduct business. However, no holdover member should serve beyond the end of the second regular session following the member's term of office without the advice and consent of the Senate. Your Committee further finds that this measure would clarify the law regarding holdover members of boards and commissions.
Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting an effective date of July 1, 2112, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1196, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1196, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,
ANGUS L.K. MCKELVEY, Chair