STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1693-12

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2012

 

RE: H.R. No. 130

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on International Affairs and Tourism, to which was referred H.R. No. 130 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT THE VISA IMPROVEMENTS TO STIMULATE INTERNATIONAL TOURISM TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACT,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to urge the United States Congress to enact the Visa Improvements to Stimulate International Tourism to the United States of America Act, H.R. 3341, 2011.

 

The Hawaii Tourism Authority testified in support of this measure.

 

It is your Committees' understanding that the Visa Improvements to Stimulate International Tourism to the United States of America Act reduces travel barriers for international visitors by, among other things, expediting visa filings for applicants and issuing visas for foreign investors, thus serving as an incentive for tourism and travel to the United States.

 

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on International Affairs and Tourism that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 130 and recommend its adoption.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on International Affairs and Tourism,

 

 

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TOM BROWER, Chair

 

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KAREN L. AWANA, Chair