STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1250

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 172

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 172, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate operating budget funds for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium for certain programs in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

 

Kamehameha Schools, The Queen's Health Systems, Kuaāina Ulu Auamo, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and several individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies and an individual submitted testimony in opposition to this measure. The Office of the Auditor, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, and many individuals submitted comments on 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. 172, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair