STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1040
RE: H.B. No. 1233
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1233, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TOURISM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management to conduct a study that establishes estimates of the tourism social carrying capacities for each of the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai, considering the perspective of residents and visitors.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from five individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, UNITE HERE Local 5, and one individual.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1233, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair