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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Currently, the Hawaii tourism authority is comprised of thirteen members, including a nonvoting public member. In an effort to expand the voice of the community, the purpose of this bill is to increase the number of voting public members for the Hawaii tourism authority by adding one new voting public member and authorizing the existing nonvoting public member to vote.
SECTION 2. Section 201B-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:
(1) By amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
"(b) The authority shall be headed by a board of directors that consists of [
ten] twelve public, voting members, [ one public, nonvoting member,] one ex officio voting member, and one ex officio nonvoting member; provided that:
Ten] Twelve public, voting members shall be appointed by the governor as provided in section 26-34, except as otherwise provided by law;
(2) The [
ten] twelve public, voting members shall be composed of one representative each from the city and county of Honolulu and the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui; the remaining public members shall be appointed at-large;
(3) Of the [
ten] twelve public, voting members, two shall be appointed by the governor from a list of three names nominated by the president of the senate, and two shall be appointed by the governor from a list of three names nominated by the speaker of the house of representatives;
(4) At least six of the [
ten] twelve public, voting members shall have knowledge, experience, and expertise in the area of visitor industry management, marketing, and promotion;
(5) The governor shall make appointments to ensure the fulfillment of all requirements;
(6) The director of business, economic development, and tourism, or a designated representative, shall be an ex officio voting member; and
(7) The director of transportation or a designated representative, shall be an ex officio nonvoting member[
; and (8) The governor shall appoint a public, nonvoting member]."
(2) By amending subsection (e) to read as follows:
Six] Seven voting members shall constitute a quorum, whose affirmative vote shall be necessary for all actions by the authority. The members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for expenses, including traveling expenses, necessary for the performance of their duties."
SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.