STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3500
RE: S.R. No. 18
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.R. No. 18, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION URGING THE USE OR INCORPORATION OF THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE INTO THE VOCABULARY USED TO IDENTIFY LOCAL FLORA AND FAUNA AND INTO SAFETY WARNINGS AND ENCOURAGING THE IMPROVED PRONUNCIATION OF WORDS IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to urge the extended and proper use of the Hawaiian language by state agencies.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and two individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies.
Your Committee finds that this measure will enhance the Hawaiian language's role in maintaining the unique identity of the State.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 18, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair