STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1842

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 83

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Economic Development and Higher Education & Technology, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 83 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING MICROSOFT TO CONSIDER BUILDING A DATA CENTER IN HAWAII,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to urge Microsoft to consider building a data center in Hawaii.

 

Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from two individuals. Your Committees received comments on this measure from one individual.

 

Your Committees find that Microsoft has demonstrated its deep commitment to the State through the employment of over sixty-five employees, making cash and in-kind donations to six hundred sixty‑three nonprofits, and providing grants to the Hawaii Community College. Your Committees further find that Microsoft announced plans to build fifty to one hundred new data centers across the globe each year. Data centers serve as facilities that centralize an organization's information and technology operations and equipment to store, process, and disseminate data and applications. Your Committees believe that establishing a Microsoft data center in Hawaii would have a positive impact on the State's economy and would further Microsoft's long standing commitment to the State.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Economic Development and Higher Education & Technology that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 83, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 83, H.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Economic Development and Higher Education & Technology,

 

 

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AMY A. PERRUSO, Chair

 

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DANIEL HOLT, Chair