STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3633
RE: H.B. No. 1962
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1962, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MANUFACTURING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to conduct an economic development study on potential opportunities for automated manufacturing in the State.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai`i.
Your Committee finds that supporting automated manufacturing initiatives will help to increase sustainability and create a viable manufacturing industry in the State.
Your Committee notes that the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism has requested $150,000 to complete the study.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring that the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism submit a final report to the Legislature in addition to its preliminary report; and
(2) Changing the appropriation from $150,000 to an unspecified amount to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1962, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1962, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair