STAND. COM. REP. NO.2795
RE: S.B. No. 2750
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2750, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify and expand the types of beneficiaries eligible under the Native Hawaiian Rehabilitation Fund.
Presently, the Native Hawaiian Rehabilitation Fund is used exclusively to rehabilitate "native Hawaiians" by way of educational, economic, political, social, and cultural processes.
This bill clarifies and expands the types of beneficiaries eligible under the Fund to include "native Hawaiian families, Hawaiian homestead communities, and other organizations controlled by native Hawaiians".
Your Committee finds that this expanded eligibility will allow the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to better utilize the Fund to assist a greater number of native Hawaiian beneficiaries.
Your Committee has amended the bill by making a technical change that has no substantive effect.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2750, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2750, S.D. 1 and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair