Report Title:

Governor's Special Advisor for Technology Development

 

Description:

Eliminates the governor's special advisor for technology development position and special advisory council for technology development.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2604

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to technology.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the governor's special advisor for technology development and the special advisory council for technology development has released their report. Therefore, the position and the council are no longer needed.

The purpose of this Act is to eliminate the position of special advisor for technology development and the special advisory council for technology development.

SECTION 2. Section 27-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.

["[27-41] Special advisor for technology development. (a) There is established within the office of the governor a special advisor for technology development to be appointed by the governor as provided in section 26-34.

(b) The duties of the special advisor shall include but not be limited to:

(1) Developing, coordinating, and implementing short- and long-range state policies and directions to enhance the development of high technology industries in Hawaii;

(2) Coordinating all state high technology agencies while developing a plan for reorganization or consolidation of these agencies in the interests of greater efficiency and cost effectiveness;

(3) Advising the private sector in the development of high technology activities and resources and providing technical or other assistance to private industry upon request;

(4) Creating, disseminating, and updating a listing of all high technology assistance programs in the State and where they can be reached;

(5) Pursuing appropriate public-private sector business partnerships;

(6) Coordinating the State's promotion and marketing of the high technology industry, including a review of current marketing efforts;

(7) Arranging for the conduct of research through contractual services with the University of Hawaii or any agency or other qualified persons;

(8) Encouraging the development of educational, training, and career programs in high technology industries; and

(9) Performing other necessary or desirable functions to facilitate the intent of this section.

(c) In carrying out the duties of this section, the special advisor for technology development may utilize the services of the State's high technology agencies, including those of the University of Hawaii, as appropriate.

(d) In carrying out the duties of this section, the special advisor for technology development shall seek and utilize any available funding sources, including grant moneys."]

SECTION 3. Section 27-42, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.

["27-42 Governor's special advisory council for technology development; establishment; appointment, number, and term of members; duties. (a) There is established within the office of the governor, for administrative purposes, an advisory council to be known as the governor's special advisory council for technology development, that shall review and make recommendations on matters relating to the marketing and promotion of Hawaii as a location for high technology companies. The council shall be composed of at least eleven but no more than twenty-five members appointed not subject to section 26-34, and shall include representatives of the high technology industry, business leaders, educators, government leaders, and legislators.

(b) The members shall be appointed by the governor for four years, except that the terms of the members first appointed shall be for two and four years, respectively, as designated by the governor at the time of appointment. The council shall elect a chairperson from among its members.

(c) In appointing members, the governor shall select persons who have knowledge of the high technology industry, the educational needs of the industry, or in the marketing and promotion of high technology industries. The members of the council shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses, including travel expenses, necessary for the performance of their duties.

(d) The council shall assist the special advisor for technology development in developing and coordinating the marketing and promotion of the high technology industry in Hawaii.

(e) In carrying out the duties of this section, the council shall seek and use any available funding sources, including grant moneys.

(f) The council shall develop, establish, and implement ethics and conflict of interest guidelines for its members.

(g) This section is repealed on December 31, 2005."]

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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