STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3388

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.C.R. No. 109

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 S.C.R. No. 109, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION HONORING UNITED STATES PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND FOR HIS SUPPORT OF THE HAWAIIAN MONARCHY AND EFFORTS TO PRESERVE THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM, BY REQUESTING THE STATE OF HAWAII, CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, COUNTY OF MAUI, COUNTY OF KAUAI, AND COUNTY OF HAWAII TO NAME A STATE OR COUNTY PROPERTY IN HIS NAME, AND REQUESTING THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS TO COMMISSION, PURCHASE, OR PARTNER WITH ANOTHER ENTITY TO CREATE OR OBTAIN A WORK OF ART, WHETHER VISUAL OR LITERARY, IN HIS NAME,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to honor President Grover Cleveland in recognition of his efforts to preserve the Kingdom of Hawaii by requesting the:

 

(1) State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, County of Maui, County of Kauai, and County of Hawaii to name a state or county property, respectively, in his name; and

 

(2) State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to purchase, or partner with another entity to create or obtain a work of art, whether visual or literary, in his name.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.

Your Committee finds that this measure would provide a proper context for a long overdue memorial for President Grover Cleveland, whose role in Hawaii's history has been too often overlooked. As such, it would be a tangible commemoration of President Cleveland's just treatment toward the Hawaiian Kingdom, and the respectful courtesies he and his wife provided to Queen Liliuokalani when the Queen was in Washington, D.C.

 

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 S.C.R. No. 109, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.

 

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

 

 

 

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CAROL FUKUNAGA, Chair