HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2665

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to native hawaiians.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

" Native Hawaiian research, science, and technology park. (a) The board of trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs and the Hawaiian homes commission, with the assistance of the office of Hawaiian affairs and native Hawaiian business organizations, shall jointly establish a native Hawaiian research, science, and technology park, which shall serve as an incubator and resource center for native Hawaiian entrepreneurs.

(b) In establishing the native Hawaiian research, science, and technology park under subsection (a), the board of trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs and the Hawaiian homes commission may:

(1) Identify and seek the assistance of native Hawaiian business organizations that have the potential or willingness to participate in the development of a native Hawaiian research, science, and technology park;

(2) Establish a loan program for native Hawaiian entrepreneurs to locate and conduct operations in Hawaii;

(3) Issue revenue bonds to assist in the financing of the costs of projects developed by native Hawaiian entrepreneurs and related to research, science, and technology;

(4) Enter into long-term leases with native Hawaiian entrepreneurs for the siting and development of research, science, and technology projects; and

(5) Promote conferences, symposia, seminars, and institutes in research, science, and technology.

(c) The board of trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs and the Hawaiian homes commission shall select and designate qualified personnel to administer and implement the objectives of the research, science, and technology park."

SECTION 2. Chapter 10, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"10- Native Hawaiian research, science, and technology park. (a) The board and the Hawaiian homes commission, with the assistance of the office and native Hawaiian business organizations, shall jointly establish a native Hawaiian research, science, and technology park, which shall serve as an incubator and resource center for native Hawaiian entrepreneurs.

(b) In establishing the native Hawaiian research, science, and technology park under subsection (a), the board and the Hawaiian homes commission may:

(1) Identify and seek the assistance of native Hawaiian business organizations that have the potential or willingness to participate in the development of a native Hawaiian research, science, and technology park;

(2) Establish a loan program for native Hawaiian entrepreneurs to locate and conduct operations in Hawaii;

(3) Issue revenue bonds to assist in the financing of the costs of projects developed by native Hawaiian entrepreneurs and related to research, science, and technology;

(4) Enter into long-term leases with native Hawaiian entrepreneurs for the siting and development of research, science, and technology projects; and

(5) Promote conferences, symposia, seminars, and institutes in research, science, and technology.

(c) The board and the Hawaiian homes commission shall select and designate qualified personnel to administer and implement the objectives of the research, science, and technology park."

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $ or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 for the establishment of a native Hawaiian research, science, and technology park.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the office of Hawaiian affairs for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 4. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $ or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 for the establishment of a native Hawaiian research, science, and technology park.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of Hawaiian home lands for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 5. The provisions of the amendments made by this Act to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, are declared to be severable, and if any section, sentence, clause, or phrase, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held ineffective because there is a requirement of having the consent of the United States to take effect, then that portion only shall take effect upon the granting of consent by the United States and effectiveness of the remainder of these amendments or the application thereof shall not be affected.

SECTION 6. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 7. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2014.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

OHA; HHC; Native Hawaiian Research, Science, and Technology Park

 

Description:

Requires the board of trustees of OHA and the Hawaiian homes commission to jointly establish a research, science, and technology park. Appropriates funds for a technology park. Effective 07/01/2014.

 

 

 

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