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THE SENATE                           S.C.R. NO.            
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO DEVELOP A PROCESS OF NOTIFYING STATE
    AND COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS OF BUSINESS INQUIRIES MADE TO
    STATE AGENCIES.



 1        WHEREAS, the State's stagnant economy has dictated greater
 2   efforts by government to not only provide current services on
 3   limited resources, but to also assist local businesses to
 4   expand and find new opportunities; and
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 6        WHEREAS, providing this assistance is sometimes thwarted
 7   by the sheer size of state and county governments and their
 8   inability to communicate internally and to direct available
 9   services where needed; and
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11        WHEREAS, a statewide notification system that alerts state
12   and county elected officials of inquiries made with respect to
13   business opportunities would help to assure that the
14   bureaucracy promptly and appropriately services its intended
15   users; and
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17        WHEREAS, the notification system could cover inquiries for
18   state leases and any permit or license application made by
19   sizeable enterprises; and
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21        WHEREAS, with notice, elected officials could provide
22   oversight to assure that individuals charged with assisting
23   local businesses would respond in a timely manner and enhance
24   business opportunities that otherwise might not have been
25   considered; now, therefore,
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27        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
28   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2000, the House of
29   Representatives concurring, that the Governor is requested to
30   develop a process of notifying state and county elected
31   officials of business inquiries of a substantial nature made to
32   state agencies; and 
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 1        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
 2   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Governor, the
 3   mayors of each county, and the Director of Business, Economic
 4   Development, and Tourism.
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