HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla, Chair

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Josh Green, M.D.

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 24, 2008

TIME:

9:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HCR 109 / HR 91

Status

REQUESTING CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT THE FILIPINO AMERICAN VETERANS EQUITY ACT OF 2007, OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION PROVIDING VETERANS BENEFITS TO FILIPINO VETERANS WHO SERVED OUR NATION IN WORLD WAR II.

 

INT, PSM

HCR 103 / HR 85

Status

APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE-PROVINCE AFFILIATION BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES.

 

INT, EDB

HCR 104 / HR 86

Status

URGING THE PRESIDENT, THE SECRETARY OF STATE, AND THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO INCLUDE THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA IN THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM.

 

 

INT, TAC

HCR 90

Status

URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE KOREA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT.

 

 

 

INT, EDB

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 319 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8469 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to INTtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9282 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Chair