STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2803
RE: S.B. No. 2134
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.B. No. 2134, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRAINING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to expand the scope of public officials who are required to attend the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' training course on Native Hawaiian issues pursuant to section 10-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; a member of the Maui County Council; Hoomanapono Political Action Committee; Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law; Kanu o ka Aina; Native Hawaiian Education Council; OCC Legislative Priorities Committee, Democratic Party of Hawaii; Papa Ola Lokahi; Society for Hawaiian Archaeology; and fifteen individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Chair of the Maui County Council.
Your Committee recognizes the successful implementation of the training course and the importance of extending the benefits of the course as widely as possible, so that more state and county officials may attain an understanding of Native Hawaiian rights.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Correcting a reference to the Deputy for Water Resource Management of the Department of Land and Natural Resources;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2134, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2134, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair