The House Committee on Higher Education

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2:00 p.m, Room 309

RE: HB2411, Relating to Technology Transfer at the University of Hawai‘i

Attention:    Chair Isaac Choy, Vice Chair Linda Ichiyama and

                    Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) urges the committee

support the passage of HB2411 clarifying sections of the State Ethics Code in order to assist the timely technology transfer activities at the University of Hawai‘i.

The proposed amendment would be in line with other Universities who have enacted exemptions from specific statutes in order to support their respective Universities.  This benefits both the State and the University by removing current roadblocks and creating an effective and efficient transfer of the results of research in a collaborative manner.

UHPA supports the passage of HB2411.

Respectfully submitted

Kristeen Hanselman                                                                                                                                   Executive Director