THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO BUDGET-RELATED REPORTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 37-70, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
Not later than the third Wednesday of January of each odd-numbered year,
the governor shall submit to the legislature and to each member thereof[
a program memorandum covering each of the major programs in the statewide
program structure[ .]; provided that the governor shall
ensure that each program memorandum submitted pursuant to this section
accurately reflects the current responsibilities of the applicable program,
addresses the current and future needs of the State, and aligns with the
information submitted pursuant to section 37-71 by reviewing and updating, as
necessary, the most recently submitted program memoranda.
Each program memorandum [ will] shall include:
(1) An overview of the program as a whole, including a discussion of:
(B) Component programs.
(C) Departments involved.
(D) Relationships to other agencies and jurisdictions.
(E) Major activities.
(F) Important external developments affecting the program.
(G) Significant discrepancies between previously planned cost and effectiveness levels and those actually achieved.
(H) Trends and comparisons in costs, effectiveness, or activity data over the budget and planning period.
(2) A statement of the major program changes being recommended for the budget and planning period to include for each proposed change:
(A) A brief statement of the recommended change.
(B) The cost and program performance consequences of the change over the budget and planning period.
(C) A summary of the analytic rationale for the change.
(3) A discussion of emerging conditions, trends, and issues, including:
(A) Actual or potential impact on the State and its programs.
(B) Possible alternatives for dealing with the specific problems occasioned by the emerging conditions, trends, and issues.
(C) Suggestions for a program of analyses to resolve the most urgent of the problems.
(4) Appendices as needed to include appropriate issue papers, special analytic studies, other reports, and crucial source data."
SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Governor; Budget-Related Reports; Program Memoranda; Reviews; Updates
Requires the Governor to ensure that the Governor's program memoranda accurately reflect the current responsibilities of certain state programs, address the current and future needs of the State, and align with budget-related submittals. (SD2)
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