HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM & CULTURE

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Joey Manahan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Ph.D.

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, January 28, 2008

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2986

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES.

Requires community colleges to establish a pilot program in cultural sensitivity training for hospitality industry workers. Appropriates funding from the tourism special fund.

 

TAC, HED, FIN

HB 3067

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO ESTABLISH A CREATIVE CENTER INCUBATOR.

Making an appropriation of $500,000 to equip, train and hire faculty for a Creative Center Incubator.

 

TAC, EDB, FIN

HB 3325

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM LAND SALES PRACTICES ACT.

Exempts offers or dispositions of interests in time share plans from the Uniform Land Sales Practices Act.

 

TAC, CPC, JUD

HB 3348

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Directs a portion of transient accommodations tax moneys to initially capitalize the Hawaii preservation fund.

 

TAC, WLH, FIN

HB 3394

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A GRADUATE MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds for a full time faculty position and clerical support for the graduate maritime archaeology and history certificate program.

 

TAC, HED, FIN

HB 3428

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.

Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to prepare and submit a plan to the 2009 Legislature to have all signs at the State Capitol in both English and Hawaiian.

 

TAC, LMG, FIN

 

 

 

 

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;

     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: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 421 in the State Capitol; or

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

 

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 586-6150 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. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair