Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1185
                                        S.D. 1

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Education and Technology, to which was
referred S.B. No. 1185 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to change the deadline for
the transition of the State Aquarium to nonprofit management from
June 30, 1999, to an indefinite date.

     Testimony in support of this measure was received from the
Waikiki State Aquarium.

     Act 187, Session Laws of Hawaii 1997, mandated a date of
June 30, 1999, as when the aquarium should transfer its
management from The Research Corporation of the University of
Hawaii and the University of Hawaii Foundation to a nonprofit
corporation.  However, while the University of Hawaii and the
Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium still believe that such a
transfer will provide the best option for the long-term
management of the aquarium, negotiations have been stalled due to
the University's consideration of proposals to relocate the State
Aquarium to Kakaako.  

     Your Committee finds that because it is unlikely that the
Kakaako negotiations will be resolved by June 30, 1999, the
sunset date for the transfer of management must be changed.
However, you Committee believes that it is unnecessary to delete
a recommended date of transfer altogether, and thus amends this

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measure to extend the recommended date of management transfer to
June 30, 2004.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Education and Technology that is attached to this
report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of S.B. No. 1185, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1185,
S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Education and

                                   DAVID Y. IGE, Chair

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