Bill Text: HI SB1221 | 2013 | Regular Session | Amended

Bill Title: Appropriation; Aeronautical Training Programs; University of Hawaii ($)

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-07-09 - Act 272, 7/9/2013 (Gov. Msg. No. 1378). [SB1221 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2013-SB1221-Amended.html



STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1034


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2013


RE:   S.B. No. 1221

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 1221, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to support the development of aviation and aeronautics in the State by appropriating an unspecified amount in general revenues for a program coordinator and technical support staff member to complete the necessary planning and studies required for an international flight training center and associated proposed aeronautical training programs at Hawaii Community College and the University of Hawaii at Hilo.


     The Department of Transportation, Mayor's Office of Hawaii County, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Island Contractors' Association, State Adjutant General, District Three Councilmember of the Hawaii County Council, and several concerned individuals supported this measure.  The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism supported the intent of this measure.  The University of Hawaii at Hilo, Aviation Exploratory Committee, and a concerned individual provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Inserting an appropriation amount of $350,000 for each year of fiscal biennium 2013-2015;


     (2)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2013; and


     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity and consistency.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1221, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1221, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,