STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1598-08


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2008


RE:   H.C.R. No. 124

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fourth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2008

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 124 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this resolution is to request that the University of Hawaii conduct a study of the feasibility of establishing a construction advisory body to monitor the local economy and assist the Governor and the Executive Branch in initiating capital improvement program projects during economic downturns to stabilize the Hawaii economy. 


     Hawaii Building and construction Trades council, AFL-CIO and The Pacific Resource Partnership are in support of this resolution.  University of Hawaii testified in support of this measure but suggested that the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism would be a more appropriate body to conduct the study.


     Your Committee agrees with University of Hawaii and amended this measure by:


     (1)  Removing any mention of "University of Hawaii" and inserting "State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism".


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 124, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,