STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1646-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 160

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 160 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE USAGE OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE WHEN REFERRING TO THE NAMES OF PLACES AND GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES IN HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to urge state offices, including state educational entities and recreational facilities, to use Hawaiian names as the sole common names of places and geographical features in Hawaii.

 

The Office of Planning, Department of Education, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, and a few concerned individuals 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 H.C.R. No. 160 and recommends that it 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