STAND. COM. REP. NO. 510

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 118

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 118, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to amend the qualifications for election or appointment as an Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee to specify that a person who is registered as a lobbyist within one year of filing nomination papers shall not be eligible for election or appointment.

 

Hoomana Pono, LLC., Pono Leadership Group, and Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs testified in support of this measure. The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies and one concerned individual testified in opposition to this measure. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and one concerned individual commented on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by clarifying that a person shall be ineligible for election or appointment to the Board of Trustees if the person is currently registered as a lobbyist with the State Ethics Commission.


 

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 H.B. No. 118, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 118, H.D. 2, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair