STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2464

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.B. No. 233

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Technology and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 233 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO QUEEN LILIUOKALANI,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to change the inscription dates on Queen Liliuokalani's statue to the dates of her coronation and death.

 

     Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.  Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies.  Your Committees received comments on this measure from one individual.

 

     The memorial statue of Queen Liliuokalani on the grounds of the State Capitol is a symbol and tribute to the Hawaiian Kingdom. Although Queen Liliuokalani never relinquished the throne, the inscription on the statue displays the date of Queen Liliuokalani's reign from the date of her coronation to the date of the wrongful and illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii.  To honor and respect Queen Liliuokalani's memory, the statue should reflect that Queen Liliuokalani reigned from the date of her coronation to the date of her death on November 11, 1917.

 

     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Technology and the Arts that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 233 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Technology and the Arts,

 

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GLENN WAKAI, Chair

 

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MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair