STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3107
RE: S.C.R. No. 174
Honorable Colleen Hanabusa
President of the Senate
Twenty-Fifth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2010
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Public Safety and Military Affairs and Economic Development and Technology, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 174 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM-PEARL HARBOR AT FORD ISLAND AS THE STATE MUSEUM OF AEROSPACE HISTORY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to designate the Pacific Aviation Museum-Pearl Harbor as the State Museum of Aerospace History, and to designate the aerospace historical experts at the Pacific Aviation Museum-Pearl Harbor as the curators of the State's historical aerospace artifacts.
This measure also:
(1) Requests the State Museum of Aerospace History to establish, as one of its missions, a service to help the State to maintain and preserve its valuable aerospace artifacts;
(2) Requests the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to include aerospace history as part the State's historic preservation efforts; and
(3) Empowers the aerospace historical experts at the Pacific Aviation Museum-Pearl Harbor as aerospace historical consultants to state agencies.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from one state department, one military auxiliary entity, and five private entities. Written testimony presented to the Committees may be reviewed on the Legislature's website.
Hawaii has a long and rich history in aviation, beginning with World War II and extending through the current aerospace age of space exploration. Aerospace is also a strategic growth industry for Hawaii's future that offers scientific, educational, and commercial opportunities. However, it must not be forgotten that the roots of today's aerospace is in yesterday's aviation history. This measure is also a reminder, a tribute, and a memorial to aviation in the Pacific and to Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Additionally, the State needs to develop a unified approach to working with the military to preserve aerospace history as required by the National Historic Preservation Act. No state agency is currently charged with the responsibility of preserving Hawaii's aerospace history. As a consequence, the experts at the Pacific Aviation Museum-Pearl Harbor act as the State's aerospace history curators.
Your Committees have amended this measure by making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Public Safety and Military Affairs and Economic Development and Technology that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 174, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 174, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Public Safety and Military Affairs and Economic Development and Technology,
CAROL FUKUNAGA, Chair
WILL ESPERO, Chair