STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2288
RE: S.B. No. 2204
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2204 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to fund celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of the Hawaii State Capitol.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that the Hawaii State Capitol is designated on the Hawaii and National Registers of Historic Places. March 15, 2019, will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the completion of the capitol, and the Legislature has directed that there will be a commemoration of the historic building and its role in Hawaii's history. This celebration will encourage public understanding of the history and purpose of the Hawaii State Capitol, and through that appreciation, the heritage and character of Hawaii. The appropriation of funds in this measure will further enable that celebration and understanding to take place.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2204 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair