STAND. COM. REP. NO.2368
RE: S.B. No. 2332
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Education and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 2332 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A TRANSPORTATION STUDIES CENTER,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for the development of a center for research on transportation and infrastructure issues at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from members of the University of Hawaii Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Department of Transportation submitted comments.
Your Committees find that the creation of a transportation research center will allow the University to pursue federal funding that is available only to universities with such centers. While your Committees support increased research opportunities for the University and its students, members are in agreement that it should not be funded through the state highway fund.
Your Committees have amended this measure to reduce the appropriation to zero dollars, appropriated from the general fund.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2332, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2332, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair