The Jobs & Business Working Group, chaired by Representatives Daniel Holt and Andrew Takuya Garrett, is set to hold a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. to gather public input on its draft report. The purpose of the group is to evaluate the Maui unemployment rate, approaches to rekindle business activity and the effects of tourism across the state in preparation for legislative recommendations.
This meeting falls under House Rule 17 and House Resolution 224 (2023), which established interim House working groups that focus on specific topics related to the Lahaina wildfire and provide recommendations for appropriate legislative action.
The panel comprises representatives Terez Amato, Trish La Chica, Rachele F. Lamosao, Scot Z. Matayoshi, 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. An agenda for the meeting and details on how to register to provide testimony can be found at
The public is invited to attend the meetings either in person or virtually, with those who may have limited internet access able to use free public Wi-Fi and computers available at state libraries during operating hours