The agency and the auditor are expected to appear before House lawmakers again Tuesday.
Sonja McCullen easily cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.
There’s no clear punishment for House lawmakers who disobey vaccine requirements, but senators could face expulsion.
UPDATED: In a 17-6 vote, senators rejected Gluck’s appointment even after he asked the governor to withdraw his name Thursday morning.
Both agencies were the targets of recent critical examinations by State Auditor Les Kondo.
Lawmakers overrode five of the governor’s vetoes on Tuesday, including a bill that will require disclosure of COVID-19 cases in public schools.
Opponents worry that the long-term leases, which may last 100 years or more, amount to a sale of public lands.
State officials say the measure would speed up the cumbersome procurement process, but others worry it would make legitimate bid appeals unaffordable.