STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1387
RE: H.B. No. 1563
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism, to which was referred H.B. No. 1563, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate or authorize funds for programs of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, XLR8UH, and Blue Startups. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation.
Your Committee finds that this measure expresses programs or positions, maximum sums appropriated or authorized, or means of financing indicated for programs of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to be incorporated into the General Appropriations Act of 2019, or other appropriate legislative vehicle, or to be adopted separately.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting all program appropriations and associated provisos;
(2) Adding appropriations from S.B. No. 989, S.D. 2 (Regular Session of 2019), for various programs of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism;
(3) Adding a proviso for BED100, relating to establishment of an office in Guangzhou, China; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
Your Committee requests that if your Committee on Ways and Means passes this measure that it consider incorporating the items in this measure into the appropriate legislative vehicle or amend this measure to include any provisions necessary to effectuate its purpose and intent.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1563, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1563, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism,
GLENN WAKAI, Chair