STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1720
RE: H.C.R. No. 37
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on International Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 37 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL, ACADEMIC, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII AND THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to recognize the long standing relationship between Hawaii and the Republic of Turkey by promoting cultural, educational, academic, political, and economic relations.
No testimony was received for this measure.
After initially hearing this measure, your Committee was made aware of some concerns. This measure was recommitted in order to reconsider the matter. Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Removing provisions relating to the promotion of academic relations between the people of Hawaii and the Republic of Turkey;
(2) Amending its title to read: "RECOGNIZING THE CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII AND THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY";
(3) Removing provisions relating to the Pacifica Institute;
(4) Removing the Pacifica Institute and West America Turkic Council from the list of entities to receive certified copies of this measure;
(5) Stipulating that the Prime Minster of the Republic of Turkey, United States Secretary of State, and Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism receive certified copies of this measure; and
(6) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 37, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 37, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on International Affairs,
KAREN L. AWANA, Chair