STAND. COM. REP. NO.1055-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 98
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Water and Land Use and Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 98 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF CURRICULA FOR HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOLS UTILIZING HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS (LOKO I'A) AS A RESOURCE FOR TEACHING,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to indicate the legislature's support for the inclusion of Hawaii fishponds in the curricular of Hawaii public schools.
The Department of Education testified in favor but stated that this measure is not necessary since the BOE recently adopted policy 2140 that provides generic support for the learning of Hawaiian history, culture and language.
Your committee feels that much can be learned about Hawaiian culture through the valuable experience of preserving, nurturing and revitalizing the Loki I'a such that this measure appropriately communicates the legislature's intent.
Your committee has amended this measure by acknowledging adoption of policy 2140 by the Board of Education and making technical non-substantive changes for style and clarity.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water and Land Use and Education that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 98, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 98, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water and Land Use and Education,
KEN ITO, Chair
EZRA KANOHO, Chair