STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2058
RE: H.C.R. No. 155
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 155 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIVE HAWAIIAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A SUI GENERIS LEGAL SYSTEM TO RECOGNIZE AND PROTECT NATIVE HAWAIIAN CULTURAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS, AND GENETIC RESOURCES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge the establishment of a Native Hawaiian Intellectual Property Task Force to develop a Sui Generis legal system to recognize and protect Native Hawaiian cultural intellectual property, traditional cultural expressions, and genetic resources.
The Aha Moku Advisory Committee, Oahu County Democrats Legislative Priorities Committee, Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, and two individuals testified in support of this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 155 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair