Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.R. No. 74
                                        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.R. No. 74 entitled:


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to request the Board of Land
and Natural Resources to allow a portion of the Nike base at
Mokuleia to be used by Leeward Community College for the
establishment of telescope facilities and for the development of
an international science teacher training center.

     Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the
University of Hawaii, the Department of Education, and the
Department of Land and Natural Resources.

     Your Committee finds that this measure will provide for
remote-operated telescopes that will be operated by Leeward
Community College for programs of the IMPACT Consortium as well
as for teachers and students in the K-12 educational systems in
Hawaii.  By locating the telescopes at this site, the IMPACT
Consortium will link Hawaii with the rest of the world by
establishing networks of science programs for educational reform
both nationally and internationally.

     Your Committee has amended this measure to add a requirement
that Leeward Community College work to address any concerns that
may arise from the community regarding the establishment of this

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center.  Your Committee has further amended this measure to
request that Leeward Community College submit a report to the
Legislature on the status of this measure's implementation prior
to the convening of the next legislative session.  Your Committee
believes that this will provide for the timely establishment of
the telescope facilities and the International Science Teacher
Training Center.

     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 concurs with the intent and purpose of
S.R. No. 74, as amended herein, and recommends that it be
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, in the form attached
hereto as S.R. No. 74, S.D. 1.

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

                                   DAVID Y. IGE, Chair

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