STAND. COM. REP. NO.370-02
RE: H.B. No. 1942
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Tourism and Culture, to which was referred H.B. No. 1942 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION TO CELEBRATE THE ONE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF FILIPINOS TO HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to establish a commission to plan the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the arrival of the first Filipinos to Hawaii.
The Congress of Visayan Organizations, United Filipino Council of Hawaii, Big Island Filipino Community Council, Oahu Filipino Community Council, and Ilocos Surian Association of Hawaii testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee finds that members of the Filipino community have contributed significantly and substantially to Hawaii. Your Committee further finds that since the arrival of the first Filipinos to Hawaii in 1906, the rich culture and proud heritage of the Filipino people have been and continue to be a positive influence upon life in Hawaii.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism and Culture that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1942 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Tourism and Culture,
JERRY CHANG, Chair