STAND. COM. REP. NO. 806
RE: S.B. No. 1421
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1421, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DUAL USE TECHNOLOGY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to create a task force within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to explore how dual use technology can be used to promote economic recovery and diversify the State's economy.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation and The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.
Your Committee finds that this measure will help the State develop innovative concepts, new approaches to technology, and working relationships with existing military research facilities and funding sources.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that representatives from the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii, Inc., and The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii shall be invited to participate on the Dual Use Technology Task Force;
(2) Providing that the task force shall be dissolved on an unspecified date; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 1421, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1421, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair