STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1236

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 420

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. 420 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HAWAIIAN CULTURE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to remove the statutory requirement that a Hawaiian Center and Museum of Hawaiian Music and Dance that is funded through Transient Accommodations Tax revenues be located at the Hawaii Convention Center.

 

The Hawaii Tourism Authority; Bishop Museum; Pahinui Productions, LLC; and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion 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. 420, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 420, H.D. 1.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair