STAND. COM. REP. NO. 55-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018


RE: H.B. No. 2080

H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Economic Development & Business, to which was referred H.B. No. 2080 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to continue to promote the diversification of Hawaii's economy, particularly in the innovation technology sector, by appropriating funds to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide grants to software application challenge participants for the development of proofs of concept into prototypes suitable for local and state government use.


The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, Purple Maia Foundation, DevLeague LLC, Transform Hawaii Government, Oahu Committee Legislative Priorities Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and several concerned individuals testified in support of this measure.


Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2112, to facilitate further discussion.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development & Business that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2080, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2080, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development & Business,