STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1243-10

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010

 

RE:   H.R. No. 172

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 172 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT A LO‘I BE ESTABLISHED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE STATE CAPITOL,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this resolution is to request that lo‘i be established on the grounds of the state capitol.

 

     Several concerned individuals testified in support of this resolution.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) provided comments.

 

     Your Committee has amended this resolution by:

 

(1)  Changing the agency requested to establish the lo‘i from DLNR to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA);

 

(2)  Requesting OHA to consult native Hawaiian preservation and education groups and practitioners to devise a plan; and

 

(3)  Requesting OHA to allow volunteer organizations, taro farmers, and individuals to provide labor to establish and maintain the lo‘i.

 

     Technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style were also made.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 172, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 172, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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MELE CARROLL, Chair