STAND. COM. REP. NO. 436

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 335

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 335 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2019.

 

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, and two individuals testified in support of this measure. Hoomana Pono, LLC. testified in opposition to this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the general fund appropriation to $2,000,000 each for the fiscal biennium 2017-2019 for beneficiary advocacy of social services and legal services.

 

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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 335, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 335, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair