Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.B. No. 1575
                                        H.D. 2

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was
referred H.B. No. 1575, H.D. 2, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to appropriate $1 for the
Millennium Young People's Congress.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure
from the Office of Youth Services, Hawaii Community Services
Council, and League of Women Voters of Hawaii.

     Your Committee finds that from October 21 to 29, 1999, seven
hundred-fifty young people from nearly every country in the world
will gather in Honolulu as delegates to the Millennium Young
People's Congress.  In addition to Hawaii's two delegates to the
Congress, approximately two hundred-fifty other Hawaii young
people will assist as millennium youth stewards, providing many
opportunities for civic minded youth to meet and work together on
issues related to the sustainability of the globe in the next

     Your Committee further finds that the delegates will
participate in five days of plenary sessions at the Hawaii
Convention Center, live with host families throughout Oahu,
attend a play, dedicate a peace garden, work in service projects,

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and perform in a cultural pageant.  In addition, many of these
events will be open to the public.

     Your Committee believes that this Congress is endorsed by a
number of committees of the United Nations and is sponsored in
part by Peace Child International, a United Kingdom nonprofit
organization, and by the World Travel and Tourism Council.

     Your Committee further believes that this Congress is a
worthwhile endeavor and support the concepts of the Youth
Congress.  However, your Committee has a number of concerns for
further discussion by the Committee on Ways and Means,
specifically as follows:

     (1)  The overall project budget, including personnel costs,
          and how the monetary request would be applied to this

     (2)  The role of the professional fundraiser, which the
          Millennium Host Committee intends to employ on a
          contingency basis to raise funds on the U.S. mainland;

     (3)  Samples of previous resolutions or other policy
          statements developed in advance of this Congress.

     Your Committee would like to emphasize that any State
appropriation should be for direct services to the youth
attending the Congress, including stipends for host families, and
other related expenses intended to provide for the safety and
comfort of the Congress participants.  In particular, your
Committee does not intend any State appropriation to be spent on
the expenses of the fundraising professional.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Health and Human Services that is attached to this
report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of H.B. No. 1575, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second
Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Health and Human

                                   SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Chair

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