STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1534

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.R. No. 120

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs and Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.R. No. 120 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO ISSUE A PROCLAMATION TO DESIGNATE JANUARY 2018 TO JANUARY 2019 AS THE YEAR OF THE HAWAIIAN AND REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS TO STUDY AND RECOMMEND TO THE LEGISLATURE A PLAN TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE HAWAIIAN,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to request:

 

(1) The Governor to issue a proclamation designating January 2018 to January 2019 as the Year of the Hawaiian; and

 

(2) The Office of Hawaiian Affairs to:

 

(A) Study and recommend to the Legislature a plan to celebrate the Year of the Hawaiian, including celebratory and commemoration events and fund raising, and submit the plan, along with any proposed legislation to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the Regular Session of 2018; and

 

(B) Coordinate, collaborate, and communicate with the Native Hawaiian community to organize, plan, and raise funds for the celebratory events and commemoration activities that will occur over the course of the Year of the Hawaiian in various venues and locales.

 

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamehameha Schools, Native Hawaiian Education Council, Hoomana Pono, LLC., and two concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. A concerned individual opposed this measure.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs and Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 120 and recommend that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs and Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts,

 

 

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KEN ITO, Chair

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair