STAND. COM. REP. NO. 197________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 222
                                     H.D. 1

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


     Your Committee on Tourism, to which was referred H.B. No.
222 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to repeal the sunset date of the
Convention Center Authority (CCA).

     Testimony in support of this measure was received from two
members of the CCA and the Hawaii Hotel Association.

     Your Committee notes that there are several unresolved
issues that the CCA is currently working, including:

     (1)  Completion and acceptance of outstanding construction
          and warranty items that the contractor has not yet

     (2)  Completion of additional noise tests remaining to be
          performed prior to the CCA requesting a permanent
          liquor license for the roof top terrace area; and

     (3)  Completion of a review of the local events policy,
          which must be adopted by rules and regulations.

     Accordingly, your Committee has amended the bill by:

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     (1)  Extending the expiration date of the CCA to June 30,
          2001, which will allow the CCA time to resolve these
          and other unfinished issues; and

     (2)  Changing the effective date of the bill to June 29,

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Tourism that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
222, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 222, H.D. 1, and
be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Tourism,

                                   JERRY L. CHANG, Chair