HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair

Rep. Linda Clark, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Sonny Ganaden

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Jeanne Kapela

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

TIME:

2:00pm

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VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1711

(HSCR41-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to support three additional positions at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Kauai Research and Extension Station.

 

AGR, HET, FIN

HB 1717

(HSCR33-22)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to establish a foreign agriculture small equipment pilot program. Requires a report to the Legislature.

 

AGR, HET, FIN

HB 1844

(HSCR98-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to establish one full-time agriculture education coordinator position.

 

AGR, HET, FIN

HB 2305

(HSCR102-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to study diseases affecting the production of ornamental red ginger on Oahu and the neighbor islands.

 

AGR, HET, FIN

HB 2302, HD1

(HSCR143-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SEA GRANT COLLEGE PROGRAM.

Appropriates moneys for the continued operation and disaster preparedness outreach efforts of the University of Hawaii sea grant college program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

PDP, HET, FIN

HB 2118, HD1

(HSCR202-22)

Status

RELATING TO CYBERSECURITY.

Codifies the existing Hawaii state cybersecurity program, administered by the office of homeland security in partnership with specified entities, to oversee cybersecurity and cyber resiliency matters. Eliminates the state cybersecurity, economic, education, and infrastructure security coordinator position. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)

 

CMV, HET, FIN

HB 426, HD1

(HSCR205-22)

Status

RELATING TO TUITION WAIVERS.

Requires UH and the community colleges under certain circumstances to waive tuition for dependent children of service-connected one hundred per cent disability veterans, active or reserve members of the armed forces who were killed in action, and purple heart medal recipients awarded in 2001 or later. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)

 

CMV, HET, FIN

HB 2054, HD1

(HSCR179-22)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Authorizes the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to temporarily re-establish the Hawaii Office of Naval Research Grant Program to provide fifty per cent matching grants to Hawaii awardees of alternative energy research grants from the United States Office of Naval Research. Effective 7/1/2100. (HD1)

 

EEP, HET, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair