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Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs Committee, Hawaii State Senate (decommissioned)

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The Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs Committee is a former standing committee of the Hawaii State Senate. It was formed for the 2013 session. This committee was created through the combination of the Hawaiian Affairs Committee and the Tourism Committee. It was broken into its former committees for the 2014 session.

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.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules


The purview of this committee includes those programs relating to tourism and Hawaiian affairs, including but not limited to, the Hawai‘i Convention Center, Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaiian home lands, sovereignty, and burial councils.[4][5]

Committee members


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

Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (1)
Brickwood Galuteria, ChairSamuel Slom
Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair
Clayton Hee
Gilbert Kahele
Michelle Kidani
Maile Shimabukuro
Malama Solomon

External links


  1. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 3-7)
  2. Information submitted by Carol Taniguchi via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 28, 2014.
  3. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 22-1)
  4. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 21-12)
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.