STAND. COM. REP. NO. 941

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2013

 

RE: S.B. No. 1235

S.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1235, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to promote the use of the Hawaiian language by:

 

(1) Requiring the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to work with various interested stakeholders to assess the best method of ensuring dedicated funding for the development of a Hawaiian television channel; and

 

(2) Appropriating funds to Oiwi TV for the production and distribution of Hawaiian language content on cable television.

 

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Community Alliance on Prisons, and Kamehameha Schools testified in support of this measure. The Cable Television Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs provided comments on this measure.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1235, S.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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FAYE P. HANOHANO, Chair