STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1556
RE: H.R. No. 277
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fifth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2009
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Tourism, Culture, & International Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 277 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I AT MANOA TO ESTABLISH A MUSLIMS IN ASIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to encourage the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH-Manoa) to establish a Muslims in Asia Research Institute.
Shangri La and several concerned individuals supported this resolution. Several concerned individuals offered comments.
Your Committee has amended this resolution by:
(1) Changing its title to read, "REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA TO ESTABLISH A MUSLIMS IN ASIA RESEARCH AND STUDIES INSTITUTE";
(2) Requesting UH-Manoa, through the Muslims in Asia Research and Studies Institute, to establish an exchange program with the University of Mindanao in the Philippines;
(3) Sending certified copies of the resolution to the United States Secretary of State, President of the University of Mindanao, President of the East-West Center, Director of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and Chair of the Muslim Association of Hawaii; and
(4) Making other technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism, Culture, & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 277, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 277, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Tourism, Culture, & International Affairs,
JOEY MANAHAN, Chair