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Culture & the Arts Committee, Hawaii House of Representatives (decommissioned)

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The Culture & the Arts Committee is a former standing committee of the Hawaii House of Representatives. It was created for the 2011-2012 session, but not reformed for the 2013-2014 session. Prior to 2011, it was a part of the Tourism, Culture & International Affairs Committee. In 2013, the committee's responsibilities were subsumed into the new Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts Committee.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Hawaii House of Representatives are assigned by party caucuses. Members of the majority caucus designate the chair, vice-chair and majority party members of the committee, while members of the minority caucus designates the minority members of the committee.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The Speaker and Vice Speaker serve as an ex officio member of each committee without the power to vote.[4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.

Culture & the Arts Members, 2011
Democratic members (7)Republican members (1)
Jessica Wooley, ChairKymberly Marcos Pine
Della Au Belatti, Vice Chair
Jo Jordan
John Mizuno
Daynette Morikawa
Faye Hanohano
Chris Lee

External links


  1. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 11.2.1)
  2. Information submitted by Carol Taniguchi via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 28, 2014.
  3. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 11.2.3)
  4. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 11.2.3)