STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1930
RE: S.B. No. 1823
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fourth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2007
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1823, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to revise the membership, required qualifications of members, and appointment process of the Board of Directors (Board) of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism testified in opposition to this bill.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Clarifying that the two public, voting members of the Board must have knowledge, experience, and expertise in the area of visitor industry management, marketing, promotion, transportation, retail, entertainment, or visitor attractions;
(2) Stipulating that one of the three members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives must have knowledge, experience, and expertise in the area of Hawaiian cultural practices; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1823, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1823, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
MARCUS R. OSHIRO, Chair