STAND. COM. REP. NO.1106-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 141
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Agriculture and Tourism and Culture, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 141 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AGRICULTURAL TOURISM TASK FORCE,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) to establish an Agricultural Tourism Task Force (Task Force) to examine ways and means in which agricultural activities and commodity promotion can be better integrated with tourism destination marketing to achieve better levels of exposure and sales of Hawaii-grown commodities.
The University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, HTA, and a concerned citizen supported this measure. The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation supported the intent of this measure.
Your Committees recognize that the intersection of agriculture and tourism represents one of tourism's "niche" markets. Your Committees believe that this Task Force is an important step in supporting agricultural tourism initiatives that will provide new and expanded business opportunities for both industries.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Agriculture and Tourism and Culture that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 141 and recommend that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Agriculture and Tourism and Culture,
JERRY CHANG, Chair
FELIPE P. ABINSAY, Chair