STAND. COM. REP. NO.1374-02
RE: S.C.R. No. 161
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Economic Development and Business Concerns and Tourism and Culture, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 161, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF TIANJIN IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the Governor to take all necessary actions to establish a sister-state affiliation with the municipality of Tianjin in the People's Republic of China.
The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism supported the intent of this measure.
Your Committees support any future efforts by the Governor to rename the "sister-state relationship" with Tianjin to a "friendship city cooperative and exchange" if this is deemed a more proper and desirable description of the relationship with Tianjin.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Economic Development and Business Concerns and Tourism and Culture that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 161, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Economic Development and Business Concerns and Tourism and Culture,
JERRY CHANG, Chair
LEI AHU ISA, Chair