Bill Text: HI SB82 | 2021 | Regular Session | Amended

Bill Title: Relating To Government Operation And Policy.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-03-25 - Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). [SB82 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2021-SB82-Amended.html


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S.D. 2


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     SECTION 1.  Section 26-34, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

     "§26-34  Selection, training, and terms of members of boards and commissions.  (a)  The members of each board and commission established by law shall be nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appointed by the governor.  Unless otherwise provided by this chapter or by law hereafter enacted, the terms of the members shall be for four years; provided that the governor may reduce the terms of those initially appointed so as to provide, as nearly as can be, for the expiration of an equal number of terms at intervals of one year for each board and commission.  Unless otherwise provided by law, each term shall commence on July 1 and expire on June 30, except that the terms of the chairpersons of the board of agriculture, the board of land and natural resources, and the Hawaiian homes commission shall commence on January 1 and expire on December 31.  No person shall be appointed consecutively to more than two terms as a member of the same board or commission; provided that membership on any board or commission shall not exceed eight consecutive years.

     (b)  Upon appointment, each new member shall participate in an orientation and training session with the head of the department or agency that administratively controls or supervises the member's board or commission, or the designee of the head of the department or agency, regarding the mission, roles, responsibilities, laws, programs, and procedures relevant to the work of the board or commission.

     (c)  At least once per calendar year, all departments and its agencies with boards and commissions subject to section 84‑17, shall update their members on information to supplement their initial training.

     [(b)] (d)  Any member of a board or commission whose term has expired and who is not disqualified for membership under subsection (a) may continue in office as a holdover member until a successor is nominated and appointed; provided that a holdover member shall not hold office beyond the end of the second regular legislative session following the expiration of the member's term of office.

     [(c)] (e)  A vacancy occurring in the membership of any board or commission during a term shall be filled for the unexpired term thereof, subject to Article V, section 6 of the Constitution of the State.

     [(d)] (f)  The governor may remove or suspend for cause any member of any board or commission after due notice and public hearing.

     [(e)] (g)  Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, this section shall apply to every board and commission established by part I, or existing or established after November 25, 1959.  All new appointments to any board or commission shall thereafter be made in accordance with this section.

     [(f)] (h)  This section shall not apply to ex officio members of boards and commissions or to the board of trustees of the employees retirement system."

     SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2112.


Report Title:

Departments; Boards; Commissions; Members; Training



Requires each new member of a board or commission to participate in an orientation and training session with the head of the department with jurisdiction of that member's board or commission or their designee.  Requires each department and agency to train their members at least once per calendar year.  Effective 7/1/2112.  (HD2)




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