STAND. COM. REP. NO. 800-18
RE: H.B. No. 1626
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1626, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CEMETERIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to:
(1) Limit the liability of volunteers who maintain or repair cemetery grounds located in the State and the liability of organizations that provide such volunteers; and
(2) Require the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, in consultation with the Comptroller, to develop short-term and long-term strategies for the upkeep, repair, and maintenance of Sunset Memorial Park in Pearl City, Oahu.
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Department of Accounting and General Services, Pearl City Neighborhood Board No. 21, and several individuals testified in support of this measure. Hawaii Association for Justice opposed this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1626, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair