STAND. COM. REP. NO. 866

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 624

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 624, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Transfer the rights, powers, functions, and duties of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation and Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation to the University of Hawaii; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds to the University of Hawaii for the succession and implementation of the rights, powers, functions, and duties of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation and Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation.

 

Blue Startups provided testimony in opposition to this measure. The University of Hawaii System, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation, and We Are One, Inc. provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 624, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair