STAND. COM. REP. NO.  118

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 604

 

 

 

 

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. 604 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SAKADA DAY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to recognize, acknowledge, and understand the historical significance of the arrival of the first sakadas, or Filipino plantation workers, in Hawaii by designating December 20 of each year as "Sakada Day".

 

     The Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines in Hawaii; ILWU Local 142; Hawaii Coalition for Immigrant Rights; National Federation of Filipino American Associations Region XII; Filipino American Citizens League; Filipino Coalition for Solidarity; Nursing Advocates & Mentors, Inc.; Congress of Visayan Organizations; and three 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. 604 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