STAND. COM. REP. NO.    1109

                                    Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                      , 1999

                                    RE: H.B. No. 700
                                        H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No.
700 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to provide the necessary
appropriations and authorizations for the operation of the Office
of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) for the 1999-2001 fiscal biennium.

     Your Committee recognizes the role and responsibilities of
the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in providing programs and services
for its beneficiaries and appreciates the efforts of OHA's Board
of Trustees in submitting to your Committee a biennium budget
proposal that is cognizant of the State's limited financial

     Your Committee provides $7,081,705 for FY 1999-00 and
$7,020,126 for FY 2000-01 for OHA to operate in each year of the
biennium and highlights $62,517 for FY 1999-00 to fund the
Comprehensive Hawaiian Master Plan.  The plan is intended to
incorporate the ideas and goals of Hawaiian organizations,
identify service areas in the community, reduce duplicated
services and implement accountability measures for short and long
term goals.

     Your Committee has crafted this measure based on the
December 1998 economic projections of the State Council on

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Revenues (COR).  As this measure continues through the
legislative process, your Committee is committed to working with
the Senate in formulating an equitably balanced biennium budget
based on COR's March 1999 revenue projections.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
700, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 700, H.D. 1, and
be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Finance,

                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair