REPORT TITLE:
Host Country Day


DESCRIPTION:
Require the speaker and president to designate each day of the
legislative session as a day to honor a different country by
flying its flag at the state capitol.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.1238       
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HAWAII.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Hawaii is the most geographically isolated spot
 
 2 in the world.  Travel to and from Hawaii is time-consuming and
 
 3 expensive.  We in Hawaii must and should make a special effort to
 
 4 relate to other countries and build bridges between cultures.
 
 5      One way in which we can do so is through the implementation
 
 6 of "host country days" in which the legislature selects one
 
 7 country to acknowledge each day of the legislative session.  The
 
 8 day will be acknowledged by the ceremonial flying of that
 
 9 country's flag at the State Capitol on that day.
 
10      SECTION 2.  Chapter 5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
11 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
12 read as follows:
 
13      "5-     Host country day.  The president of the senate and
 
14 speaker of the house of representatives shall jointly denominate
 
15 each day of the legislative regular session as the host day of a
 
16 specific country.  In addition to being memorialized in the
 
17 journal, the flag of the host country shall be flown at the state
 
18 capitol for that day.  All flags flown shall be provided by the
 
19 host country, free of charge, to the State of Hawaii."
 

 
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 1      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 2      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1999.
 
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 4                              INTRODUCED BY:______________________