STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1240
RE: H.B. No. 1375
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1375, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII MUSEUM OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to support the Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History, including the hiring of necessary staff; provided that the funds serve in addition to and do not reduce the Department of Budget and Finance's base budget for the Museum.
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Bishop Museum, Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and an individual submitted testimony in support of the measure. The Department of Budget and Finance and Department of the Attorney General offered comments on the measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the amount appropriated to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 1375, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1375, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair