STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1369-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: S.B. No. 2134

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2134, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRAINING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require certain additional government decision-makers at both the state and county levels to complete the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' training courses on Native Hawaiian and Hawaiian rights established by Act 169, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015;

 

(2) Require the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, upon designation of a date, time, and location of a training course, to notify the Governor and the mayors of the several counties of the availability of the training course and the date, time, and location of the course; and

 

(3) Require the Governor and mayors, upon notification, to notify the administrative heads, deputies, and other officials in their respective administrations who are not mandated to complete the course, of the availability, time, date, and location of the course and encourage them to complete the course.

 

The Councilmember of the Kauai County Council, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hoomanapono Political Action Committee, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, Native Hawaiian Education Council, Kuakini Hawaiian Civic Club, and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies testified in opposition to this measure. The Chair of the Maui County Council and County of Maui Department of Planning provided comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee notes that because travel will most likely be a concern for attendees who reside in Lanai, Molokai, and Hana, resources should be used to include attendees living in those areas.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by replacing its contents with HB No. 1999, H.D. 1, which contains similar provisions to require additional government decision-makers to complete the Office of Hawaiian Affairs training courses and:

 

(1) Further specifically mandates that State legislators and judges, city and county managing directors, and all State directors, deputy directors, and division heads complete the training courses on Native Hawaiian and Hawaiian rights;

 

(2) Requires the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to provide teleconferencing resources where it is appropriate; and

 

(3) Changes this measure's effective date to upon approval.

 

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 S.B. No. 2134, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2134, S.D. 2, 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