Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1642
                                        S.D. 1

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


     Your Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental
Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1642 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to establish a licensing
board to license gamebird testing facilities.

     Testimony in support of this measure was received from six
individuals and petitions with three hundred thirty-five

     Testimony described the economic benefits of establishing
gamebird testing facilities in the State of Hawaii.  There
currently exists a worldwide market for quality gamebirds which
is a potentially lucrative export market for Hawaii.  This
measure will permit the establishment of gamebird testing
facilities to test gamebirds for their skill and ability.  As a
result, breeders will be able to assess the quality of their
gamebirds.  In addition, the gamebird testing facilities
themselves may also generate revenue and create business
opportunities for the State.

     Your Committee finds that the gamebird industry may provide
viable economic benefits to the State.

     Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting a
definition of "gamebird."  As used in this measure, "gamebird"

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means chickens referred to as Old English Game fowl raised for
various purposes including poultry shows, pets, egg production,
consumption, and cockfighting.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs that is
attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the
intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1642, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached
hereto as S.B. No. 1642, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee
on Ways and Means.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Transportation
                                   and Intergovernmental Affairs,

                                   CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair

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