STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1236
RE: H.B. No. 420
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. 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 Hawai‘i Tourism Authority; Bishop Museum; Pahinui Productions, LLC; and O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i 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,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair