STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1744
RE: H.R. No. 68
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Culture, Arts & International Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 68 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE HAWAII SISTER-STATE COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND THE INITIATION OF A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HAWAII AND FUJIAN PROVINCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee finds that Hawaii already has sister-state relations with entities in the Greater China region, including Guangdong and Hainan. Your Committee further finds that on October 21, 2021, the mayors of Honolulu and Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian province, established a sister-city relationship. Your Committee therefore finds that this measure seeks to encourage the next steps in establishing sister-state relations between Hawaii and Fujian Province.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Culture, Arts & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 68 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts & International Affairs,
ADRIAN K. TAM, Chair