STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2352
RE: S.B. No. 2581
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2581 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Increase the number of members on the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission from thirteen to fifteen; and
(2) Authorize the Commission to appoint an executive director.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission; Daughters of Hawai‘i; Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu; Ho‘omana Pono, LLC; and ten individuals.
Your Committees find that the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission has been working to uphold the legacy of the King that unified the Hawaiian islands. Doing so requires substantial support from other organizations that commemorate and preserve the history of Hawaii. Your Committees find that the Daughters of Hawaii was once a member of the Commission and despite no longer holding membership, has committed their work to upholding Hawaiian history and deserve to once more be represented on the Commission. Similarly, to mirror the legacy of King Kamehameha, this measure seeks to unify the Hawaiian islands by including a representative of Lāna‘i as a member. Your Committees believe that the Daughters of Hawaii and a representative from Lāna‘i will bring more knowledge and will be great assets to the Commission.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Judiciary that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2581 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Judiciary,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair
MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair