STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1907
RE: S.C.R. No. 241
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 241, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND THE PREFECTURE OF YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee finds that sister-state relationships allow Hawaii to assert and promote the State's active participation in international matters. Your Committee further finds that Hawaii and the people of Yamaguchi Prefecture share a long history and strong bond dating back to the 1800s. Establishing a sister-state relationship with the Prefecture of Yamaguchi, pursuant to the recommendations of the Hawaii Sister-State Committee, will be highly beneficial in expanding tourism, strengthening cultural bonds, and advancing common goals of international peace and fellowship.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 241, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair