STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1630

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 869

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 869, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE YOUTH COMMISSION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to clarify that a majority of the members appointed to the Youth Commission constitutes a quorum to do business.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Youth Services, Hawaii State Youth Commission, Hawaii Youth Services Network, and two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services.

 

Your Committee finds that over the past year, the Youth Commission has struggled with membership and has often not had the ability to establish quorum and conduct official business. This change to the definition of quorum for the Youth Commission will enhance its ability to maintain quorum and take action despite this challenge.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to upon approval.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 869, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 869, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair