Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 580

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


     Your Committee on Water, Land, and Hawaiian Affairs, to
which was referred S.B. No. 580 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for
Project Faith, a project that will develop an economic
development and infrastructure master plan to form a community
based commercial-cultural center to benefit native Hawaiians who
reside on homestead lands in Anahola, Kauai.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure
from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, a Kauai County
Councilmember, a Hawaiian Homes Commissioner from Kauai, Kauai
Community College Small Business Development Center Network, West
Kauai Community Development Corporation, Hale Omao Care, and two

     Your Committee finds that the native Hawaiian community of
Anahola, Kauai, must be encouraged to explore and develop
creative and innovative ways to revitalize itself.  Project
Faith's Master Plan includes a 100-bed elderly nursing care
facility, a 20-unit studio apartment for independent living for
the elderly, an early education and child care facility, a fire
station, commercial office space, a cultural pavilion, a post
office, and convenience store.

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     Your Committee finds that Project Faith will revitalize the
native Hawaiian community of Anahola, Kauai, by providing
business opportunities for native Hawaiians, job training for
youths, preservation of the Hawaiian culture, and the resources
needed to address the future needs of the growing elderly
population within the community.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Water, Land, and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached
to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of S.B. No. 580 and recommends that it pass Second
Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Water, Land, and
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   COLLEEN HANABUSA, Chair

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