STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1333

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2015

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 149

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 149 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REVISE ITS ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND POLICIES TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN BURIALS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Health to adopt administrative rules and policies applicable to the processing, burial, and transportation of a corpse to encourage and promote the use of traditional Hawaiian burial practices.

 

The Aha Moku Advisory Committee, Koolau Foundation, and Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Health submitted testimony in opposition.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 149 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Health.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair