STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3464

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.R. No. 51

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui

President of the Senate

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Economic Development and Technology and Ways and Means, to which was referred S.R. No. 51, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TO CONVENE A SPECIAL TASK FORCE ON HAWAIIAN HISTORICAL SITES PRESERVATION,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Senate Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Economic Development and Technology to convene a special task force on Hawaiian historical sites preservation.

 

Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Iolani Palace, and the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.

 

Your Committees find that this measure convenes a task force to preserve Washington Place, Iolani Palace, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Hulihee Palace, and Mauna Ala, the Royal Mausoleum. Washington Place and Iolani Palace are National Historic Landmarks, the highest level of recognition for historic significance and integrity; and Bishop Museum, Hulihee Palace, and Mauna Ala appear on the National Register of Historic Places. Although your Committees believe that many other historical sites across the State merit preservation, the scope of the task force is limited to these five properties as exceptional sites for which funding and preservation should be a priority at this time.

 

Your Committees further recognize that ancient fishponds, cemeteries, and other sites throughout the State also reflect Hawaii's history and abundance of talented and energetic citizens. Although this measure does not include those sites, your Committees encourage the Legislature to take steps to address preservation of such sites in the future to promote pride in the history of our State.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Economic Development and Technology and Ways and Means that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 51, S.D. 1, and recommend its adoption.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Economic Development and Technology and Ways and Means,

 

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CAROL FUKUNAGA, Chair

 

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BRICKWOOD GALUTERIA, Chair

 

 

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DAVID Y. IGE, Chair