STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1747
RE: H.C.R. No. 84
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 84 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP MODEL TO PREPARE FOR HAWAII'S POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request that the Hawaii Community Foundation convene a working group to develop a public-private partnership model to prepare for Hawaii's post-pandemic recovery.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Legislative Reference Bureau and the Hawaii Community Foundation.
Your Committee finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Hawaii's communities and economy in unprecedented ways and that public, private, and non-profit organizations must work together to provide necessary assistance to address the complex and wide range of responses needed across the State. Your Committee further finds that multi-sector approaches during the pandemic led to significant and lasting results. This measure commits to collaborative and long-term engagement of multiple sectors of the community to develop strategies and macro-level models that the public and private sectors can embrace.
Your Committee also finds that amendments are necessary to clarify that the role of the Legislative Reference Bureau should be to work in collaboration with the Hawaii Community Foundation by conducting research, drafting proposed legislation, and assisting with the preparation of the report to support the working group's efforts to develop a public-private partnership model.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Legislative Reference Bureau are requested to conduct research, draft proposed legislation, and assist with the preparation of the report to the Legislature; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 84, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 84, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism,
GLENN WAKAI, Chair