Bill Text: HI HR199 | 2010 | Regular Session | Amended

Bill Title: Cockfighting

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2010-03-30 - (H) Recommitted to TCI with none voting no and Representative(s) Takai, Thielen excused. [HR199 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2010-HR199-Amended.html



STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1062-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   H.R. No. 199

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Tourism, Culture, & International Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 199 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this resolution is to support the recognition of cockfighting as a cultural activity.


     The Molokai Gamefowl Association and many concerned individuals supported this resolution.  The Humane Society of the United States, Hawaiian Humane Society, Maui Humane Society, Kauai Humane Society, West Hawaii Humane Society, Animal Rights Hawaii, Hawaiian Kennel Club, and numerous concerned individuals opposed this measure.  Many concerned individuals provided comments.


     A number of concerns were raised with regard to this issue.  However, your Committee believes that this measure warrants further discussion and believes that the establishment of a cockfighting commission should be considered.


     Your Committee has amended this resolution by:


     (1)  Reaffirming that the House of Representatives does not support gambling, betting, or gaffs; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism, Culture, & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 199, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Judiciary in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 199, H.D. 1.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Tourism, Culture, & International Affairs,