Report Title:

Aloha Bowl; Grant-in-Aid

Description:

Appropriates funds for the reestablishment of the Aloha Bowl in Hawaii. Designates DBEDT as the expending agency.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2051

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO REESTABLISH THE ALOHA BOWL IN HAWAII.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. The University of Hawaii's athletic programs are among the best in the country at developing and nurturing both the scholarly and athletic talents of its students. As a result, the University of Hawaii is nationally recognized for excellence in several collegiate sports including volleyball, basketball, and football. Collegiate football, in particular, provides the University of Hawaii and the State of Hawaii with valuable exposure to the nation and the world. This exposure elevates recognition of the State of Hawaii as a premier place for academic study, collegiate athletics, and tourist activities.

The collegiate football season culminates with a series of "bowl" games where top-ranked teams compete for the championship of a particular bowl game and firm recognition as a top team within their respective conferences. Historically, the Rose Bowl held in Pasadena, California, has been recognized as the bowl game that determines the year's top collegiate football team. Other bowl games are held throughout the country and, in fact, Hawaii hosted two bowl games, the Oahu Bowl and the Aloha Bowl, until last year. Bowl games, such as the Aloha Bowl, give the host city and state tremendous national media exposure and a valuable economic stimulus. Since the discontinuance of the Oahu Bowl and Aloha Bowl, Hawaii lacks such an outlet.

The legislature finds that it is in the public interest to support events, such as the Aloha Bowl, that provide the State with substantial social and economic benefits. The purpose of this Act is to appropriate funds and provide support for the reestablishment of the Aloha Bowl in Hawaii.

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $3,000,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2001-2002, for a grant-in-aid to Aloha Sports, Inc., pursuant to chapter 42D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to re-establish the Aloha Bowl college football event in Hawaii in 2002; provided that the University of Hawaii football team shall be one of the two designated participants in the Aloha Bowl if they win a majority of their games during the regular football season of 2002 and meet all other National Collegiate Athletic Association requirements to host the 2002 Aloha Bowl.

SECTION 3. The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of business, economic development, and tourism.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2002.

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