CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 99-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: S.B. No. 2581

S.D. 1

H.D. 2

C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sirs:

 

Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the Senate to the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives in S.B. No. 2581, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Increase the number of members on the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission from thirteen to fifteen;

 

(2) Amend the membership of the Commission and the requirements for organizations to be represented on the Commission; and

 

(3) Establish the position, duties, and salary of the Executive Director of the Commission, who shall be appointed by the Commission.

 

Your Committee on Conference finds that the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission works to uphold the legacy of King Kamehameha by working with various organizations that commemorate and preserve the history of Hawaii. Your Committee on Conference further finds that increasing the number of members on the Commission to include the Daughters of Hawaii and a representative from the island of Lānai will allow the Commission to better fulfill its duty to commemorate and celebrate a significant figure in Hawaiian history. Your Committee on Conference recognizes the importance and depth of the work the Commission does and believes that an Executive Director would provide greater administrative guidance to the Commission in its operations.

 

Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Deleting language that mandated the Commission to establish the salary of the Executive Director and set a limit for the salary; and

 

(2) Changing the effective date to upon approval.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2581, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2581, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, C.D. 1.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

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MATTHEW S. LOPRESTI

Co-Chair

 

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MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO

Chair

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KANIELA ING

Co-Chair

 

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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI

Co-Chair

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BETH FUKUMOTO

Co-Chair

 

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J. KALANI ENGLISH

Co-Chair