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Tourism Committee, Hawaii State Senate

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The Committee on Tourism is a standing committee of the Hawaii State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Hawaii State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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Established on July 1, 2013, the Senate Committee on Tourism (TSM) will take over a portion of the purview formerly assigned to the Senate Committee on Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs (THA).[4][5]

Committee members


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

Tourism Members, 2011
Democratic members (4)Republican members (1)
Donna Mercado Kim, ChairSamuel Slom
Ronald Kouchi, Vice Chair
Brickwood Galuteria
Gilbert Kahele


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2009 legislative session.

Tourism Members, 2009
Democratic members (4)Republican members (1)
Brickwood GaluteriaSamuel Slom
Michelle Kidani
Clarence Nishihara
Shan Tsutsui

External links

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