STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3550

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 51

H.D. 1

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui

President of the Senate

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Economic Development and Technology, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 51, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO RECOGNIZE LOCAL KOREANS BY DIRECTING THE PLACEMENT OF A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE DESIGNATING THE FORMER SITE OF THE KOREAN BOARDING SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND THE KOREAN METHODIST CHURCH,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Governor to direct the placement of a plaque, to be funded by the Korean community, at the Kalanimoku Building, and to read in English and Korean "Korean Boarding School for Boys and Korean Methodist Church Site, 1906 1918".

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that the Department of Land and Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Division would provide comments on signage, such as the plaque, affecting historic property, and the Department of Accounting and General Services would be responsible for the installation of any plaque. As such, it would be appropriate to involve these two agencies in determining the placement of the plaque to meet any federal or state requirements.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure accordingly, by:

 

(1) Adding language to request the following:

 

(A) The State Historic Preservation Division to work with the Korean National Association in the design of the plaque to ensure that the plaque meets all signage requirements for historic properties; and

 

(B) The Department of Accounting and General Services to coordinate the installation of the plaque; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development and Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 51, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 51, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development and Technology,

 

 

 

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CAROL FUKUNAGA, Chair