STAND. COM. REP. NO. 92
RE: S.B. No. 950
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism, to which was referred S.B. No. 950 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the 3.5 percent cap on spending from the Tourism Special Fund to also include all governance and employment expenses and organization-wide costs as administrative expenses.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Your Committee finds that including governance and employment expenses as well as organization-wide costs as administrative expenses provides clarity and transparency regarding spending from the Tourism Special Fund.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 950 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism,
GLENN WAKAI, Chair