STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1219-14
RE: S.B. No. 3107
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Seventh State Legislature
Regular Session of 2014
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 3107, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE INSTRUMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to honor a musical instrument that is recognized throughout the world and has a tremendous history in Hawaii by establishing and designating the ukulele as the official State instrument.
Kamaka Hawaii, Inc.; The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies; and numerous concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. Numerous concerned individuals testified in opposition to this bill. Several individuals provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the ukulele is the official musical string instrument of the State;
(2) Changing the effective date to upon its approval; and
(3) Making numerous technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3107, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3107, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts,
K. MARK TAKAI, Chair