Hawaii Revised Statutes 37-77 Claims for Legislative Relief.


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§37-77 Claims for legislative relief. All claims for refunds, reimbursements, or other payments, authorization for which is sought from the legislature, shall, as a condition to their being considered by the legislature, be filed with the attorney general together with all data and documents in support thereof within six years from the date on which the claim for payment matured. In the absence of a showing of sufficient reason therefor, failure to comply with this paragraph shall be deemed sufficient cause for refusal of the legislature to consider the claims.

The attorney general shall, immediately upon receipt thereof, refer any claim and data so received by the attorney general to the agency concerned or the comptroller, and the agency to which the reference is made or the comptroller shall immediately investigate the claim, secure all available data and documents bearing thereon, and refer the same back to the attorney general with its recommendations thereon. The attorney general shall review the claim and make a recommendation as to the disposition of the claim.

The attorney general shall, within five days after the opening of the session, transmit to the legislature the claims which are then recommended for approval in an appropriate legislative bill form, together with an explanation for each claim. Additional recommendations for approval may be transmitted later in the session. All claims for which there is a recommendation of denial shall also be reported to the legislature with an explanation. The data and documents submitted by claimants shall be available for inspection by the legislature.

The attorney general shall consult with the governor prior to entering into any settlement agreement for awards exceeding $75,000 that are subject to legislative approval. [L 1970, c 185, §16; ren L 1972, c 72, §3; am L 1973, c 178, §1; am L 1981, c 143, §1; gen ch 1985; am L 1990, c 81, §1; am L 1999, c 111, §§6, 7]

Revision Note

L 1999, c 111, §7 is codified to this section pursuant to §23G-15.

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