STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1494-18
RE: S.B. No. 2581
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 2581, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to continue to honor and remember the legacy and deeds of King Kamehameha, the King who unified the Hawaiian Islands, through the work of the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission by expanding the membership of the Commission and addressing the governance of the Commission. Specifically, this measure:
(1) Adds the Daughters of Hawaii and one member from Lanai to the Commission;
(2) Increases the number of members on the commission from thirteen to fifteen to account for these additions to the Commission; and
(3) Establishes the position of Executive Director of the Commission, who shall be appointed by the Commission.
The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, and two concerned individuals testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to June 15, 1215, to facilitate further discussion.
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. 2581, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2581, 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,
MATTHEW S. LOPRESTI, Chair