STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1236

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.R. No. 99

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Tourism, to which was referred H.R. No. 99 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO EXAMINE IF AND HOW OTHER STATES REGULATE TOUR OPERATORS WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to address unauthorized activity on managed and closed areas by commercial tour operators and excursion groups and ensure the safety of touring residents and visitors by requesting the Legislative Reference Bureau to examine if and how other states regulate tour operators within their jurisdiction.

 

     A concerned individual supported this measure.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources and Legislative Reference Bureau offered comments.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 99 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Tourism,

 

 

 

 

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TOM BROWER, Chair