S.B. NO.



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SECTION 1. Section 8-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:

1. By amending subsection (a) to read:

"(a) There shall be a commission to be known as the King Kamehameha celebration commission placed within the department of accounting and general services for administrative purposes. The commission shall consist of [thirteen] fifteen members to be appointed by the governor in the manner provided by section 26-34. The appointments shall be made from the following organizations, with [at least] one member from each organization:

(1) Royal Order of Kamehameha I;

(2) Ahahui Kaahumanu;

(3) Hale O Nā Alii O Hawaii Ahahui Poo;

(4) Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors[;] Māmakakaua;

(5) Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association;

(6) Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs;

(7) [Waimanalo Homesteaders Association;] Waimānalo Hawaiian Homes Association;

(8) Daughters of Hawaii;

[(8)] (9) Kapahulu Music Club; and

[(9)] (10) [Papakolea] Papakōlea Community Association.

Each organization shall maintain a certificate of good standing issued by the department of commerce and consumer affairs and an active membership list. Each organization may recommend for appointment to the commission persons capable of providing administrative guidance to the commission with regard to knowledge of Hawaiian culture, history and protocols, legal issues, business, accounting, marketing, philanthropy, or public relations.

In addition, the governor shall appoint one member to the commission from each of the following islands: Kauai, Lānai, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii. Each of these members shall be a resident of the respective island that the member represents. The governor shall appoint persons capable of providing administrative guidance with regard to legal issues, business, accounting, marketing, philanthropy, or public relations."

2. By amending subsections (d) and (e) to read:

"(d) The commission may appoint and dismiss an arts program specialist and a part-time clerk typist, without regard to chapter 76, who shall serve at the commission's pleasure, and whose salaries shall be provided through fees, public contributions, and private donations. The commission, by majority vote, shall appoint an executive director who shall be familiar with the people and culture of Hawaii, and shall serve without regard to chapter 76 for a term to be determined by the commission. Except for matters undertaken by the comptroller pursuant to subsection (f), the executive director shall be responsible for all fiscal and administrative matters, including securing public contributions and private foundation grants or donations. The executive director shall also be responsible for developing and administering programs as the commission may direct. The salary of the executive director shall be established by the commission and shall not exceed the salary of any department head or executive officer. The executive director may be removed for cause at any time by a two-thirds vote of all commission members.

(e) The commission shall [have charge of] manage all arrangements for the celebration under its direction each year generally observed throughout Hawaii Nei on June 11, and shall support any other events as it may approve to commemorate the memory of the great Polynesian Hawaiian warrior and statesman King Kamehameha I, who united the Hawaiian Islands into the Kingdom of Hawaii, and is recognized as such under section 8-1. The commission may appoint committees and delegate powers and duties to the committees as it shall determine."

3. By amending subsection (g) to read:

"(g) The commission shall be the coordinating agency for all [state sponsored as well as other celebration] commission-approved events [staged during the celebration period] as provided in subsection (e) and as designated by the commission to [assure] ensure that activities planned are timely and appropriate to commemorate the memory of King Kamehameha I. The commission [is] shall be authorized to determine to whom and for which occasions permission is to be granted for the use of the statue of King Kamehameha I."

SECTION 2. Members serving on the King Kamehameha celebration commission on the day before the effective date of this Act shall continue to serve until the member's term expires, at which time new members of the commission shall be appointed in the manner set forth in section 1 of this Act.

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



Report Title:

King Kamehameha Commission; Members; Executive Director



Increases the number of members on the King Kamehameha celebration commission from thirteen to fifteen. Establishes an executive director to be appointed by the commission. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)




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