STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1119
RE: S.B. No. 313
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 S.B. No. 313 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the University of Hawaii to establish two full-time equivalent positions for the wayfinding education program – Imiloa Astronomy Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the University of Hawaii; Maunakea Observatories of the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii; Office of Aerospace Development of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; and four individuals.
Your Committee finds that the positions funded by this measure are necessary to establish a permanent program at the Imiloa Astronomy Center that provides both formal academic training and community education in celestial navigation and wayfinding.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriations to unspecified amounts; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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 S.B. No. 313, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 313, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair