STAND. COM. REP. NO.782-02
RE: S.B. No. 2609
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Economic Development and Business Concerns, to which was referred S.B. No. 2609, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to stimulate business and industrial growth in low income or high unemployment areas by:
(1) Expanding the scope of the Enterprise Zone program by allowing call centers that provide customer and technical support services for disease management services to qualify for enterprise zone benefits; and
(2) Establishing a statutory definition for "disease management services".
Enterprise Honolulu, American Healthways, Inc., and Hawaii Island Economic Development Board supported this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism supported the intent of this bill.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development and Business Concerns that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2609, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development and Business Concerns,
LEI AHU ISA, Chair