CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 67

                            Honolulu, Hawaii
                                            , 1999

                            RE:   H.B. No. 221
                                  H.D. 2
                                  S.D. 1
                                  C.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the
House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate
in H.B. No. 221, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:

    "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY,"

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to
recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final
passage of this bill in an amended form.

     The purpose of this bill is to:

     (1) Require the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) to develop
         and complete a long-range policy plan and to submit the
         plan to the Legislature by January 1, 2000;

     (2) Specify that the long-range policy plan identify other
         departments and agencies involved and specify a program
         of action for those departments and agencies; and


 
 
 
 
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     (3) Specify that the strategic tourism marketing plan be
         updated every two years and implement the
         recommendations of the long-range policy plan.

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this bill by:

     (1) Authorizing the HTA Board to:

         (a)  Withhold from public inspection and copying, any
              consultant's report and internal analysis related
              to the formulation of the strategic tourism
              marketing plan if, in the opinion of at least two-
              thirds of the HTA Board members, public disclosure
              of the documents would frustrate the ability of HTA
              to implement its strategic tourism marketing plan
              and maximize the economic benefit of its
              expenditures, contracts, and agreements; and

         (b)  Discuss such documents in executive session,
              provided that nothing is to allow the HTA Board to
              withhold any documents from public inspection for
              more than eighteen months unless two-thirds of the
              HTA Board determines otherwise;

         and

     (2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity
         and style.

     Your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent
and purpose of H.B. No. 221, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein,
and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached
hereto as H.B. No. 221, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, C.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted,

MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE        MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE
           SENATE                              HOUSE
                                   
                                   
                                   
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LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Co-Chair       JERRY L. CHANG, Co-Chair
                                   
                                   
                                   
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CAROL FUKUNAGA, Co-Chair           LEI AHU ISA, Co-Chair

 
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ANDREW LEVIN, Co-Chair             NATHAN SUZUKI, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Member         CHRIS HALFORD, Member



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SAM SLOM, Member