STAND. COM. REP. NO.906-02
RE: S.B. No. 2477
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2477, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to clarify the authority of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to award grants, and to appropriate interim revenues.
The State Attorney General and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs testified in support of this measure. Ka Lahui Hawaii testified in support of the intent of this measure.
Your Committee finds it appropriate to make explicit the statutory authority of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to award grants.
Consistent with the recommendation of the Attorney General, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Specifically providing that Office of Hawaiian Affairs grants are exempt from the requirements of chapters 103D and 103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive revisions for clarity and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2477, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2477, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs,
ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Chair