STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2522

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.B. No. 3107

       S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Technology and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 3107 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE INSTRUMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish and designate the ukulele as the official instrument of the State.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies and one individual.

 

     Your Committee finds that throughout the history of Hawaii, music has played an integral part in the lives of its people.  The ukulele was popularized by Hawaiian royalty, plantation workers, and musicians.  The popularity of ukulele music continues to grow throughout Hawaii, the mainland, and beyond.  This measure recognizes the ukulele and its history in Hawaii.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Inserting an effective date of July 1, 2020, to encourage further discussion; and

 

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Technology and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3107, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3107, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Technology and the Arts,

 

 

 

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GLENN WAKAI, Chair