STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1935
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 Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1563, H.D. 1, S.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 funds for programs of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation; Pacific International Space Center for Exploration; Oahu Economic Development Board; Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii; David S. De Luz, Sr. Enterprises, Inc.; Hawaii Island Economic Development Board; Hawaii Business Roundtable; Blue Startups; Kauai Economic Development Board; Maui Economic Development Board; and six individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Office of Planning; Hawaii Community Development Authority; Small Business Regulatory Review Board; and one individual.
Your Committee recognizes that the provisions of this measure may be incorporated into the General Appropriations Act of 2019 or another legislative vehicle, or may be enacted as a separate Act.
Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting an authorization for an increase of $180,294 for the expenditure ceiling of the Hawaii community development revolving fund for fringe benefits for each of the fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
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. 1563, 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. 1563, 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