STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1211-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   S.B. No. 2863

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2863, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish the class C felony offense of criminal property damage to property of another holding historical significance to Native Hawaiians.  


     The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure.  The Community Alliance on Prisons provided comments on this measure.  


Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the classification of the offense from a class C felony to a non-criminal violation and specifying that the civil penalty for the offense is mandatory training on the historical significance of certain property to Native Hawaiians and, for public employees, censure.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2863, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2863, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,