STAND. COM. REP. NO.1042-02
RE: H.R. No. 105
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.R. No. 105 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER 2002 AS VOTER EDUCATION MONTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to proclaim September 2002 as "Voter Education Month".
Kids Voting Hawaii testified in support of this resolution.
Your Committee finds that voting is a fundamental privilege and many of Hawaii's citizens are not explicitly taught nor are they aware of what this privilege entails. Voter registration and turnout are extremely low compared to percentages in 1959.
Your Committee finds that there will be several important events that relate to voting in the month of September that are intended to create an informed public and increase voter registration and awareness for the election in November and the years to follow.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 105 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
ROY TAKUMI, Chair