STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3149
RE: S.B. No. 3058
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 3058, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to remove the sunset provision of Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017 (Act 38), for the purpose of allowing the University of Hawaii to continue its contribution to research commercialization and economic development by making permanent application of ethics principles as applied to technology transfer activities.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission and University of Hawai‘i System.
Your Committee finds that Act 38 was intended to facilitate the University of Hawaii's contribution to research commercialization and economic development for the State by exempting technology transfer activities sponsored by the University from the application of certain ethics principles under specific conditions, and requiring reports to the Legislature, until June 30, 2022. This measure amends Act 38 by extending the sunset date for three years, until June 30, 2025. Your Committee encourages the University of Hawaii System and Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission to finalize the adoption of ethics rules for the types of activities authorized by Act 38.
Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting an effective date of June 18, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3058, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3058, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair