The House Interim Jobs and Business Working Group, chaired by Representatives Daniel Holt and Andrew Takuya Garrett, will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. to take public input on its draft report. This working group was established by Speaker Scott K. Saiki pursuant to House Rule 17 and House Resolution 224 (2023) to evaluate specific topics related to the Lahaina wildfire and make recommendations for appropriate legislative action.
The purpose of the Jobs & Business Working Group is to evaluate the Maui unemployment rate, approaches to restart business activity, and the impacts to tourism statewide, and to prepare recommendations for appropriate legislative action. The panel is comprised of Representatives Terez Amato, Trish La Chica, Rachele F. Lamosao, Scot Z. Matayoshi, Representative Dee Morikawa, Nadine K. Nakamura, Mark M. Nakashima, Sean Quinlan, and Gene Ward.
The meeting will take place via video conference and in person in Conference Room 329 at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol. The agenda and registration to provide testimony can be found at https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessions/session2023/hearingnotices/HEARING_JBUWG_11-21-23_INFO_.HTM.
The meeting will be live-streamed on the House of Representatives’ YouTube Channel, and the public is invited to participate in the meetings in-person or virtually. Additionally, for those with limited access to the internet or internet-connected devices, free public Wi-Fi and computers are available at each of the state’s public libraries and the bookmobile during operating hours. Contact your local state public library for details.