STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1057

                                   Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.B. No. 634
                                        H.D. 1
                                        S.D. 1




Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Education and Technology, to which was
referred H.B. No. 634, H.D. 1, entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION TO CELEBRATE
     THE ONE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE PUERTO
     RICANS TO HAWAII,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to establish a temporary
commission to celebrate the centennial of Puerto Ricans in
Hawaii.

     In addition, this measure establishes a trust fund as the
fiscal mechanism to receive and expend funds and makes an
appropriation for the centennial celebration.

     Your Committee heard the companion measure to this measure,
S.B. No. 577, and received testimony in support from the Puerto
Rican Heritage Society of Hawaii.  

     Your Committee finds that it is important to acknowledge and
support the many cultures that make up Hawaii and to educate all
Hawaii's citizens about these varied cultures and the
contributions they have made to the islands.

     Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its
contents and inserting language from S.B. No. 577, S.D. 1, which:


 
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     (1)  Deletes the section entitled "Cooperation" as this
          language is included under "Powers and Duties" of the
          Commission; and

     (2)  Deletes the dollar amount of the appropriation.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Education and Technology that is attached to this
report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of H.B. No. 634, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that
it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B.
No. 634, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways
and Means.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Education and
                                   Technology,



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                                   DAVID Y. IGE, Chair

 
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