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.
GDP History, Outlook, and Potential Sector Growth:
Research & Economic Analysis
Dr. Eugene Tian, Chief State Economist
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.