Chair Luke, Vice-Chair Nishimoto, and Committee Members:
The League of Women Voters of Hawaii opposes SB 1228, HD 2 on procedural grounds. Part I of the bill (to establish a new process for innovative procurement and a framework for public-private partnerships) has a different subject than Part II of the bill (to fund a master plan for 2 Kauai hospitals).
Because Part II of SB 1228, HD 2 was added as an amendment after crossover, the subject of Part II of the bill will not have 3 readings in the House. Article III, Section 15 of Hawaii’s Constitution requires that “No bill shall become law unless it shall pass three readings in each house on separate days.” The 3 reading requirement applies to the subject of a bill - - not just the bill title and bill number.
Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony.