Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 746
                                     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 Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred H.B. No. 746 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to designate hula as the
official dance of the State of Hawaii.

     Testimony in support of this bill was received from the
Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Japan Hula Association, Ka Leo O
Na Hula, A.C., and Halau Ho'okipa Aloha.

     Your Committee finds that hula has and will continue to play
a major role in the unique culture of our State.  Hula provides
us all with an important link to the heritage of these very
special islands.  The art of hula is synonymous with flower leis
and the spirit of aloha and is worthy of such recognition.

     This bill has been amended by:

     (1)  Inserting language to accurately reflect hula's date of
          origin; and 

     (2)  Making technical and non-substantive amendments for
          purposes of style and clarity.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to

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this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 746, as amended herein, and recommends that
it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No.
746, H.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Judiciary &
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair