STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1960-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018


RE: S.B. No. 2581

S.D. 1

H.D. 2





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2581, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




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 (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, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and one concerned individual supported this measure.


Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion.


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



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,