STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1455

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 1461

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 Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 1461 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCIENCE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the Governor to enter into negotiations with the United States Department of Energy to establish a national laboratory in Hawaii.

 

The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Ltd., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., Blue Planet Foundation, and a few individuals supported this measure. An individual opposed this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1461, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1461, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,

 

 

 

 

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NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair