STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1492-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: S.B. No. 2204

S.D. 1

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 Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 2204, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to encourage public understanding of the history and purpose of the Hawaii State Capitol, the historic building, and its role in Hawaii's history, and promote appreciation for the heritage and character of Hawaii by appropriating moneys to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to fund celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of the Hawaii State Capitol.

 

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Historic Hawaii Foundation, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure. The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies testified in support of the intent of this measure.


Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Inserting language requiring the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to use a portion of the funds appropriated for the establishment of a kiosk or shop on the grounds of the Hawaii State Capitol to disseminate information and other materials and items, for free and for sale, regarding the Hawaii State Capitol and its history to visitors to the State Capitol, including tourists;

 

(2) Changing its effective date to June 15, 1215, to facilitate further discussion; and

 

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

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2204, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2204, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts,

 

 

 

 

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MATTHEW S. LOPRESTI, Chair