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Tourism Committee, Hawaii House of Representatives

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The Tourism Committee is a standing committee of the Hawaii House of Representatives. It was created for the 2011 session. Prior to that it was a part of the Tourism, Culture & International Affairs 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


This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Committee on Tourism, whose scope shall be those programs relating to tourism, including the Hawaii Convention Center, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.[5]



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

Tourism Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (1)
Faye Hanohano, ChairRichard Fale
Ty Cullen, Vice Chair
Denny Coffman
Cindy Evans
Derek Kawakami
Chris Lee
Nicole Lowen


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

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