STAND. COM. REP. NO.3366
RE: S.R. No. 51
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Economic Development and Technology and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs, to which was referred S.R. No. 51 entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE ADOPTION OF THE ECONOMIC PLANS OF EACH COUNTY TO STABILIZE AND STIMULATE THE STATE'S ECONOMY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the adoption of the economic plans of each county to stabilize and stimulate the State's economy as a means of stabilizing and stimulating the economy of the entire State.
Testimony supporting this measure was received from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT), Kauai Economic Development Board, and Hawaii Island Economic Development Board.
Your Committees find that while DBEDT's economic development strategy for the entire State encompasses business support, job creation, improving Hawaii's standard of living through diversifying the economy, expanding exiting businesses, and attracting new economic activity, there is a need for each county to maintain their own priorities and direction.
Your Committees support this measure, which will help to harmonize each county's individual priorities and direction with the State's overall economic development strategy.
Your Committees have amended this measure by inserting an additional clause to require the State to include plans, programs, and projects to boost the tourism industry within each county. The tourism sector is an important part of our State's economy, and your Committees believe that it must be integrated into each county's economic plan.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Economic Development and Technology and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 51, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.R. No. 51, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Economic Development and Technology and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs,
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair
ROD TAM, Chair