STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1010


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   H.B. No. 598

      H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 598, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish a Cyber Hawaii pilot project, within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Hawaii, to plan, develop, and implement a cyber ecosystem that addresses the many aspects of cybersecurity.


     The University of Hawaii, Department of Education, Referentia Systems Inc., and The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii supported this measure.  The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Authorizing and providing funding for the University of Hawaii to participate in and contribute funding for the development of a Hawaii cyber ecosystem and related aspects of cyber security;


     (2)  Removing the provisions that would have established a Cyber Hawaii Pilot Project in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Hawaii; 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 H.B. No. 598, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 598, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,