STAND. COM. REP. NO.  431-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   H.B. No. 2319

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Economic Revitalization & Business, to which was referred H.B. No. 2319 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish and appropriate funds for a Venture Accelerator Funding Program under the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation to help the State's technology businesses compete for investment capital.


     The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Engineering; Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation; The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; High Technology Development Corporation; Enterprise Honolulu; Kukui Entertainment; and two individuals testified in support of this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Specifying that the Venture Accelerator Funding Program shall support organizations in Hawaii's leading economic sectors, including renewable energy, broadband, aerospace, film, and digital media;


     (2)  Clarifying the reporting requirement language to specify that the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation shall submit a report to the Legislature no later than 20 days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2013, and annually thereafter, regardless of the amount of money expended;


     (3)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2112, for the purposes of facilitating further discussion; and


     (4)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Revitalization & Business that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2319, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2319, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Revitalization & Business,