REPORT TITLE:
Convention Center


DESCRIPTION:
Requires the convention center authority to allow local bookings
if there are no out-of-state bookings within a 60-day period of
the date of the local booking.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE CONVENTION CENTER.
 


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

 1      SECTION 1.  The legislature recognizes that the intent
 
 2 behind building the Hawaii convention center was to bring outside
 
 3 money into the state economy.  Therefore, the legislature finds
 
 4 that it is appropriate for the convention center authority to
 
 5 give priority booking at the convention center to out-of-state
 
 6 bookings.  The legislature further finds that present convention
 
 7 center authority rules do not permit the use of the convention
 
 8 center by local groups, clubs, or entertainers or for local
 
 9 functions such as weddings or other social functions.  The
 
10 legislature finds that there is a desire and need for permitting
 
11 the booking of local functions at the convention center and that,
 
12 if the center is otherwise dark, the center should be available
 
13 for such use, provided it does not interfere with the booking of
 
14 out-of-state functions.
 
15      Accordingly, the purpose of this Act is to require the
 
16 convention center authority to allow local bookings if there are
 
17 no out-of-state bookings within a sixty-day period of the date of
 
18 the local booking.
 
19      SECTION 2.  Chapter 206X, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 

 
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 1 amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated
 
 2 and to read as follows:
 
 3      "206X-    Convention center bookings; local functions
 
 4 permitted; restrictions.  The authority shall allow local
 
 5 bookings at the convention center; provided there are no out-of-
 
 6 state bookings within a sixty-day period of the date of the local
 
 7 booking."
 
 8      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 9      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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11                           INTRODUCED BY:_________________________