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.

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 17, 2008

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HCR 128 / HR110

 

 

HCR 113 / HR 96

Status

REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII AND THE ISLANDS OF POLYNESIA.

 

 

INT, TAC

HCR 128 / HR 110

Status

SUPPORTING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PERSONS PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE COMPACTS OF FREE ASSOCIATION.

 

 

INT, HSH

HCR 130 / HR 112

Status

RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO PLACE NO NON-RESIDENT ENROLLMENT CAP RESTRICTIONS ON GRADUATE APPLICANTS FOR THE PURPOSES OF INCREASING INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT.

 

 

INT, HED

HCR 181 / HR 154

Status

URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "AMERASIANS" IN THE AMERASIAN IMMIGRATION ACT OF 1982.

 

 

INT, JUD

SB 520, SD2

(SSCR2624)

Status

RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS.

Establishes a peace mission committee within the office of international affairs to plan and implement peace missions to other nations and organizations; appropriates funds. (SD2)

 

INT, FIN

SCR 52

(SSCR2899)

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM AND THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS TO INCREASE VISITORS FROM TAIWAN, AND REQUESTING THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO EXPAND THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM TO INCLUDE TAIWAN.

 

 

INT, TAC

SCR 53, SD1

(SSCR2902)

Status

REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENTER INTO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH TAIWAN.

 

 

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