STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1698-18
RE: H.C.R. No. 237
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 237 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO DEVELOP A NETWORK OF SCIENTISTS IN THE STATE TO PROVIDE INPUT ON AND SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF POLICIES UNDER LEGISLATIVE CONSIDERATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to ensure that decisions made by the Legislature are based upon the most objective and best available scientific research and data by requesting the University of Hawaii to develop a network of scientists in the State to provide input on, and scientific analysis of, policies under legislative consideration.
The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure. The University of Hawaii provided comments.
Your Committee finds that while scientists from the various schools at the University of Hawaii already submit testimony on a variety of measures, your Committee still supports advancing this Concurrent Resolution as a way to encourage the University to expand efforts to involve scientists in the analysis of and research on bills.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 237 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair