STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2053-18
RE: S.C.R. No. 74
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.C.R. No. 74, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING PAPA OLA LOKAHI TO ASSESS THE IMPACT ON SOCIAL, FINANCIAL, AND CULTURAL INTEGRITY OF PROVIDING HEALTH COVERAGE FOR CERTAIN NATIVE HAWAIIAN CULTURE-BASED ACTIVITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request Papa Ola Lōkahi to conduct an assessment of the social, financial, and cultural impact of providing coverage for Native Hawaiian culture-based practices, as well as Native Hawaiian healing practices provided by practitioners certified by a kupuna council convened by Papa Ola Lōkahi, that have been shown to be effective in managing weight, cardiovascular health, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, Ho‘omanapono Political Action Committee, and a concerned individual testified in support of this measure. The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies testified in opposition to this measure.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 74, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,
KANIELA ING, Chair