STAND. COM. REP. NO. 457

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2013

 

RE: H.B. No. 1396

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 1396, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE JAPANESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to preserve, perpetuate, and share the legacy of Japanese-Americans who served in the United States armed forces during World War II, as well as those who were detained in internment camps, through research and educational programs, outreach efforts, and displays for residents and visitors by appropriating an unspecified amount in general funds for the planning, design, and construction of a Nisei Veterans Legacy Center and a Honouliuli Internment Camp Educational Center.

 

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure. The University of Hawaii West Oahu, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and Hawaii Civil Rights Commission provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1396, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,

 

 

 

 

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ISAAC W. CHOY, Chair