STAND. COM. REP. NO. 511

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 420

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Tourism & International Affairs and Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 420 entitled:

 

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

 

beg 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 and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure. The Bishop Museum offered comments.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Tourism & International Affairs and Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 420 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Tourism & International Affairs and Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair

 

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RICHARD H.K. ONISHI, Chair