STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1237-12
RE: S.B. No. 2528
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2012
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2528, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to more efficiently administer the Hawaii 3Ts school technology laboratories in order to strengthen science, technology, and math education in the State by placing the Hawaii 3Ts School Technology Laboratories Fund under the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, rather than the Department of Education.
This measure also requires the University of Hawaii to extend the current land lease agreement with the High Technology Development Corporation on the same terms and for no less than twenty-five years from the expiration date of the existing lease.
Enterprise Honolulu and a concerned individual supported this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; University of Hawaii System; High Technology Development Corporation; and three concerned individuals provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting the requirement that the University of Hawaii extend the current land lease agreement with the High Technology Development Corporation on the same terms and for no less than 25 years from the expiration date of the existing lease; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for consistency and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2528, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2528, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
ROY TAKUMI, Chair