STAND. COM. REP. NO. 130
RE: S.B. No. 862
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 862 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE COUNTIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require each county agency responsible for enforcing its respective building codes to be accredited by the International Accreditation Service.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu.
Your Committee finds that the International Accreditation Service provides objective evidence that an organization operates at the highest level of ethical, legal, and technical standards and accredits a wide range of companies and organizations, including governmental entities, commercial businesses, and professional associations. An International Accreditation Service accreditation can result in reduced cost, time savings, and improvement of products and services. Your Committee believes that an accreditation by the International Accreditation Service can enable county building agencies to ensure that its buildings meet the best and most currently accepted standards. This measure will allow county building agencies to improve their processes and incorporate recognized national and international best practices by requiring each county agency responsible for enforcing its respective building codes to be accredited by the International Accreditation Service.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 862 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 Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs,
GLENN WAKAI, Chair