STAND. COM. REP. NO.476-02
RE: H.B. No. 2251
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2251, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TOURISM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to:
(1) Repeal redundant or obsolete statutes relating to tourism by:
(a) Deleting the Office of Tourism; and
(b) Repealing Chapter 203, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to tourism development;
(2) Transfer key provisions from the repealed statutes and incorporate them under the powers and duties of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, State Auditor, and Hawaii Tourism Authority submitted testimony in support of this bill.
Your Committee has amended this bill by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, conformity, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2251, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2251, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair