STAND. COM. REP. NO. 277-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018


RE: H.B. No. 1745

H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1745 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to increase certain additional state and county government decision-makers and employees' knowledge of native Hawaiian and Hawaiian traditional and customary rights, natural resource protection, access rights, and public trust by requiring them to attend relevant training administered by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.


The Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Land Use Commission; Hawaii County Mayor; three Maui County Councilmembers; a Hawaii County Councilmember; Hoomanapono Political Action Committee; We Are One, Inc.; Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law; Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu; Kuakini Hawaiian Civic Club; Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Native Hawaiian Education Council; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; and numerous concerned individuals supported the measure. Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies and one concerned individual opposed the measure. The Maui County Planning Department provided comments.


Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1) Changing its effective date to December 24, 2088, to encourage further discussion; and


(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


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. 1745, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1745, 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,