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Economic Development & Business Committee, Hawaii House of Representatives

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The Economic Revitalization and Business Committee is a standing committee of the Hawaii House of Representatives. It was formed for the 2013 session and is the successor to the Economic Revitalization & Business 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


Committee on Economic Development & Business, whose scope shall be those programs relating to private sector job creation, public-private business or investment partnerships or ventures, new industry development, technology, planning for economic development and diversification, industrial and product promotion and financial and technical assistance to business for interstate and intrastate commerce, the State of Hawaii General Plan, and the Procurement Code.[5][6]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Economic Development & Business Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (1)
Clift Tsuji, ChairGene Ward, Vice Chair
Tom Brower
Romy Cachola
Isaac Choy
Takashi Ohno
Richard Onishi
Gregg Takayama
James Tokioka

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)
  5. Hawaii State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 21, 2014(Section 12-14)
  6. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.