STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2653

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 2569

 

 

 

Honorable Colleen Hanabusa

President of the Senate

Twenty-Fourth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2008

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

Your Committees on Economic Development and Taxation and Tourism and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 2569 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE MUSEUM OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC AND DANCE,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to extend the interim and final reporting deadlines for the Museum of Hawaiian Music and Dance Committee, established by Act 230, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007.

 

Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Hawaii Tourism Authority, and three members of the Museum of Hawaiian Music and Dance Committee. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts submitted comments.

 

Your Committees find that due to delays in funding, the Museum of Hawaiian Music and Dance Committee was unable to hold its first meeting until December 2007. The fourteen-member group is now meeting on an accelerated schedule, has secured the services of a consultant, and expects to comply fully with the revised reporting dates of September 15, 2008, for an interim report, and no later than twenty days prior to the Regular Session of 2009 for the final report.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Economic Development and Taxation and Tourism and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2569 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Economic Development and Taxation and Tourism and Government Operations,

 

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CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair

 

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CAROL FUKUNAGA, Chair