STAND. COM. REP. NO. 588

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2015

 

RE: H.B. No. 1275

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.B. No. 1275 entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to designate the ukulele and the pahu as the official auana (modern) and kahiko (traditional) musical instruments of the State, respectively.

 

The Kapaa Middle School Ukulele Band, Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies, and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure.

 

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 H.B. No. 1275 and recommends that it pass Second Reading 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,

 

 

 

 

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KEN ITO, Chair