Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1564

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


     Your Committees on Economic Development and Health and Human
Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 1564 entitled: 


beg leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to appropriate $250,000 for
the Millennium Young People's Congress.

     Your Committees received testimony in support of this
measure from the Millennium Host Committee, the Hawai`i Community
Services Council, The League of Women Voters, Youth for
Environmental Service, the Department of Business, Economic
Development, and Tourism, Office of Youth Services, and twenty-
two individuals.

     Your Committees find 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
environmental issues.

     Your Committees further find that the delegates will
participate in five days of plenary sessions at the Hawaii
Convention Center, live with host families throughout Oahu,

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attend a play, dedicate a peace garden, work in service projects,
and perform in a cultural pageant.  In addition, many of these
events will be open to the public.

     Your Committees have heard 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 Committees believe this to be a worthwhile endeavor and
support the concepts of the Youth Congress.  However, your
Committees have raised a number of concerns for further
discussion by the Committee on Ways and Means.  Specifically,
your Committees have requested further information on:

     (1)  The overall project budget, including personnel costs,
          and how the $250,000 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 Committees 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
Committees do not intend any State appropriation to be spent on
the expenses of the fundraising professional.

     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your
Committees on Economic Development and Health and Human Services
that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord
with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1564 and recommend that
it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways
and Means.

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                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committees on Economic
                                   Development and Health and
                                   Human Services,

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