STAND. COM. REP. NO.1340-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 148
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 148 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING SEPTEMBER 23-27, 2002 AS "KIDS VOTING HAWAII WEEK","
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to designate September 23-27, 2002, as "Kids Voting Hawaii Week."
The Department of Education, Kids Voting Hawaii, and Rotary International submitted testimony in support of this measure.
Your Committee finds that voting is an important right that needs to be exercised for the State to run properly. Hawaii's voter turnout has been particularly poor in recent years, and educating children about voting at an early age will help them to exercise their rights and responsibilities in the democratic process.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 148 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
KEN ITO, Chair