STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1731
RE: H.C.R. No. 148
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on International Affairs and Economic Revitalization & Business, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 148 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING TO ESTABLISH A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP WITH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA FOR ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, AND INTELLECTUAL BENEFITS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the Governor to take action to establish a sister-state relationship between Hawaii and Queensland, Australia for economic, cultural, and intellectual benefits.
A concerned individual testified in support of this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism provided comments.
Your Committees note that comments were made regarding whether the sister-state relationship should be established for social rather than intellectual benefits.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Specifying that the Governor is requested to take action to establish a sister-state relationship through the Hawaii Sister-State Committee between Hawaii and Queensland, Australia for economic, cultural, and intellectual benefits;
(2) Amending its title to read: "REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO ESTABLISH A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP THROUGH THE HAWAII SISTER-STATE COMMITTEE WITH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA FOR ECONOMIC, CULTURAL, AND INTELLECTUAL BENEFITS";
(3) Specifying that the Governor and Hawaii Sister-State Committee are requested to keep the Legislature fully informed of the process in establishing the relationship and to be involved in its formalization; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on International Affairs and Economic Revitalization & Business that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 148, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 148, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on International Affairs and Economic Revitalization & Business,
ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair
KAREN L. AWANA, Chair