STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1094

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 848

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 848, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII INSTITUTE FOR MARINE BIOLOGY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to establish new permanent support staff positions that are critical to sustaining daily operations for the initiatives at the Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from five individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, and School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the appropriations to unspecified amounts.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 848, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 848, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair