STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1127-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   S.B. No. 2236

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Economic Revitalization & Business, to which was referred S.B. No. 2236 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure, as received by your Committee, is to specify that the Information Technology Steering Committee shall consist of 13 members.  Specifically, the membership shall include four members to be selected by the Senate President, four members to be selected by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and four members to be selected by the Chief Information Officer.


     For the purposes of a public hearing on this bill, your Committee circulated a Proposed S.B. No. 2236, H.D. 1 (Proposed Draft), and notified the public that it would be accepting testimony on the proposal, which authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist ClearCom, Inc., or a partnership headed by ClearCom, Inc., with planning, permitting, designing, constructing, equipping, and operating broadband infrastructure throughout the State.  The Proposed Draft includes an effective date of July 1, 2112.


     The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; ClearCom, Inc.; High Technology Development Corporation; and Referentia Systems, Inc., supported the Proposed Draft.  Hawaiian Telcom offered comments on the Proposed Draft.


     Your Committee has adopted the Proposed Draft with a technical amendment allowing for the issuance of bonds for a single project, multiple projects, a single-project party, or multiple-project parties.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Revitalization & Business that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2236, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2236, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Revitalization & Business,