THE SENATE                           S.C.R. NO.            85
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THE EXTENSION OF THE COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH THE
    HAWAII SPORTS HALL OF FAME.
  


 1        WHEREAS, sports have long been an integral part of the
 2   lives of the citizens of the State of Hawaii; and
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 4        WHEREAS, the history of the State of Hawaii is replete
 5   with outstanding achievements in sports by people from all
 6   walks of life; and
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 8        WHEREAS, sports, with the attendant emphasis on fair play,
 9   goal of excellence, and reflection of the human drama, provide
10   a worthy source of inspiration and reflection for all; and
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12        WHEREAS, a repository of the history of outstanding local
13   sports figures will preserve their contributions, and serve as
14   a focal point for Hawaii's sports industry; and
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16        WHEREAS, the establishment of a Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame
17   will ensure the commemoration of the past and the inspiration
18   for the future; and
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20        WHEREAS, on June 9th, 1997, the Governor created a
21   Commission of local business and community leaders to plan the
22   establishment of a permanent Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame, to
23   commemorate Hawaii's sports legends who have made significant
24   contributions to the State of Hawaii in the field of sports;
25   and
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27        WHEREAS, the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame is to be housed in
28   Aloha Stadium and funded through private contributions; and
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30        WHEREAS, the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame has inaugurated
31   its Internet website and inducted its first exceptional
32   Hawaiian athletes; and
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34        WHEREAS, there is a need for a permanent commission to
35   provide oversight of the ongoing efforts to maintain the Hawaii

 
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 1   Sports Hall of Fame and the trust account established as a
 2   separate account of the Stadium special fund; now, therefore,
 3   
 4        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
 5   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1999, the House of
 6   Representatives concurring, that the Commission created to
 7   establish the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame is extended pursuant
 8   to Section 26-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes, until June 9, 2001;
 9   and
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11        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commission shall report to
12   the legislature regarding its accomplishments and
13   recommendations for continuing the Commission no later than
14   twenty days prior to the convening of the 2002 Regular Session;
15   and
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17        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
18   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Governor and the
19   Chairperson of the Commission to establish the Hawaii Sports
20   Hall of Fame.
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