STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1648
RE: S.B. No. 892
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 892, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO OMNIBUS HAWAI‘I RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to promote the State's resilience and sustainability strategy by appropriating funds for broadband, joint emergency management, energy efficiency and grid operations, and water and sewer infrastructure.
The Hawaii State Fire Council; High Technology Development Corporation; Honolulu Fire Department; Maui Fire Department; Hawaii Fire Department; Kauai Fire Department; Pacific-Asia Institute for Resilience and Sustainability; Enterprise Honolulu; and the Oahu Economic Development Board supported this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Department of Health; Hawaii Emergency Management Agency; Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation; and the Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii commented on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the reference to "offshore high technology park" to "pacific hub technology park";
(2) Authorizing the Director of Finance to issue reimbursable general obligation bonds for the Hawaii resiliency and sustainability strategy; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 892, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 892, S.D. 2, H.D. 3.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair