STAND. COM. REP. NO. 56
RE: S.B. No. 7
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 7 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AUTHORITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the School Facilities Authority.
Your Committee finds that, while occasional, certain statutes require clarifying amendments that are often technical but include substantive elements that should be thoroughly considered. Act 217, Session Laws of Hawaii 2021 (Act 217), replaced the terms "Department", "Board", or "Board of Education" with "School Facilities Authority" in section 302A-1151.1, Hawaii Revised Statutes. However, the amendments made by Act 217 now contain redundant and confusing references that need clarification. To ensure the substantive elements of Act 217 remain in force, this measure clarifies existing statutory language to effectuate Act 217's intended purpose.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 7 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair