STAND. COM. REP. NO. 236
RE: H.B. No. 1107
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1107 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GAMING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to create a body politic, known as the Hawaii Sports Wagering Corporation, authorized to offer a regulated, secure, and responsible framework for the conduct of sports wagering in Hawaii that will provide consumer protections and capture additional revenues for the benefit of the State.
Ho‘omanapono Political Action Committee and an individual testified in support. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Honolulu Police Department; and several individuals testified in opposition. The Department of Budget and Finance, Tax Foundation of Hawaii, and National Council on Problem Gambling provided comments.
Upon careful consideration, your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its substance and replacing its contents with a task force to examine and make recommendations on policy issues regarding the benefits and harms of online gaming.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1107, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1107, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair