STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3192

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 296

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Colleen Hanabusa

President of the Senate

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

Your Committee on Economic Development and Technology, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 296 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE GOVERNOR TO PROPERLY FUND THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY REVIEW BOARD UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO SUPPORT HAWAII'S SMALL BUSINESSES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to strongly urge the Governor to reconsider her position on whether the Small Business Regulatory Review Board is or is not a core function of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and to provide an adequate level of funding sufficient to allow the Board to operate, function, and address the needs of Hawaii's small businesses.

 

Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, The Hawaii Business League, and Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation.

 

Written testimony presented to the Committee may be reviewed on the Legislature's website.

 

Your Committee has deleted the contents of this measure and replaced the contents with the language in S.C.R. No. 138, S.D. 1, which was previously heard and approved by this Committee. Specifically, this measure:

 

(1) Amends the title to read: REQUESTING A STATUS REPORT FROM THE HAWAII CAPITAL CULTURAL COALITION; and

 

(2) Requests the Hawaii Capital Cultural Coalition to provide a status report to the Legislature by July 1, 2010, including:

 

(A) The organization's development of the management plan required as part of the proposed designation of the Hawaii Capital National Heritage Area;

 

(B) The organization's efforts to address past concerns raised by residential property owners and others, as well as current outreach efforts to area property owners, individuals, commercial entities, and others;

 

(C) The feasibility and desirability of reducing the area of the proposed National Heritage Area from its present size to the area immediately surrounding the State Capitol or the Capitol District;

 

(D) The desirability of including mandatory notification and opt in/opt out provisions in the federal legislation in order to safeguard the rights of private property owners within the National Heritage Area; and

 

(E) Any concerns or other issues raised during the outreach efforts and how these will be addressed in the management plan.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development and Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 296, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 296, S.D. 1.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development and Technology,

 

 

 

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CAROL FUKUNAGA, Chair