STAND. COM. REP. NO. 517-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018


RE: H.B. No. 2685

H.D. 2





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. 2685, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for the Office of Hawaiian Education of the Department of Education to continue the Hawaiian Studies Program in schools as determined by the Office of Hawaiian Education.


The Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools, Papa Ola Lokahi, Hoomanapono Political Action Committee, and a few concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Education provided comments.


Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to December 24, 2088.


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. 2685, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2685, H.D. 2.



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