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Update: Hearing recessed until further notice.




UPDATE: Chair Dela Cruz recessed hearing until further notice.



The Hawai‘i State Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 will hold a meeting beginning at 1 p.m. today, live on ‘Ōlelo channel 49 on O‘ahu and http://olelo.org/49. The State Capitol remains closed to the public.

The special committee will convene to assess and advise the Senate regarding the State of Hawaii's COVID-19 plans and procedures for reopening the economy and the plans for economic recovery.

1:00 p.m.

GDP History, Outlook, and Potential Sector Growth:

Research & Economic Analysis

Dr. Eugene Tian, Chief State Economist

1:30 p.m.

Approach to Job Creation:

Hawaii Technology Development Corporation

Mr. Len Higashi, Acting Executive Director

Hawaii State Energy Office

Mr. Scott Glenn, Chief Energy Officer

Business Development & Support Division

Mr. Dennis Ling, Administrator

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority

Mr. Greg Barbour, Executive Director

Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems

Mr. Rodrigo Romo, Program Director

Foreign Trade Zone Division

Mr. David Sikkink, Administrator

Creative Industries Division

Ms. Georja Skinner, Chief Officer

Hawaii Tourism Authority

Mr. Chris Tatum, CEO

Please note that there may be committee members or invited speakers participating remotely via video or teleconference.

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