STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1037_______

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 967
                                     H.D. 3

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.
967, H.D. 2, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to strengthen the College of
Hawaiian Language (CHL) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo by:

     (1)  Allowing CHL to contract in the Hawaiian language
          directly with providers rather than with the Research
          Corporation of the University of Hawaii; and

     (2)  Deleting a provision that prohibits the appropriation
          of general funds for the continuation of CHL if initial
          funds are deemed to be inadequate or become

     The University of Hawaii at Hilo and two CHL employees
testified in support of this measure.  The Office of Hawaiian
Affairs offered comments.

     Your Committee has amended this bill by:

     (1)  Continuing the prohibition of not appropriating general
          funds for CHL if initial funds are deemed inadequate or
          become unavailable; and

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     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for

     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.
967, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 967, H.D. 3.

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

                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair