STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3663
RE: H.B. No. 2080
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. 2080, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys for software application challenge grants in order for participants to turn the proofs of concept they create into prototypes suitable for local and state government use.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Hawaii Technology Development Corporation; Office of Enterprise Technology Services; Dev League Inc.; Elemental Excelerator; Hawaii Open Data; Transform Hawaii Government; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; and one individual.
Your Committee finds that an appropriation to support the development of prototypes created through software application challenges could promote innovation and efficiency in government institutions.
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. 2080, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair