On Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m., the Jobs & Business Working Group chaired by Representatives Daniel Holt and Andrew Takuya Garrett will hold a meeting to take public input on its draft report. The purpose of this working group is to evaluate the Maui unemployment rate, approaches to restart business activity, and the impacts to tourism statewide in order to prepare recommendations for legislative action. This meeting aligns with House Rule 17 and House Resolution 224 (2023), which established interim House working groups tasked with evaluating specific topics related to the Lahaina wildfire and making recommendations for appropriate legislative action.
The panel comprises 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 working group will meet via video conference as well as in person at Conference Room 329 at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol. The meeting agenda and instructions for providing testimony can be found at