STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3658
RE: H.B. No. 2084
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. 2084, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to support innovative small businesses on neighbor islands.
More specifically, this measure:
(1) Requires that the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation include in its annual report to the Legislature its efforts relating to outreach and mentorship assistance to neighbor island innovative small businesses; and
(2) Appropriating moneys to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to continue the Neighbor Island Innovation Initiative.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation; the Office of the Mayor of the County of Hawaii; Department of Research & Development, County of Hawaii; TeleVoice 2000; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii; the Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai`i; and one concerned individual.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from one concerned individual.
Your Committee finds that supporting the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation's Neighbor Island Innovation Initiative will allow the program to continue to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses on the neighbor islands.
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. 2084, 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