STAND. COM. REP. NO. 196

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 190

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 190 entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium for operations of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Hoomanapono Political Action Committee; Ka Lāhui Hawai'i Political Action Committee; Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Moku o Keawe - Hawaii Council; Aina Hookupu o Kilauea; Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club; Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs; We Are One, Inc.; Ke Kula o Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory Public Charter School; The Queen's Health Systems; Kamehameha Schools; Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement; Kuaāina Ulu Auamo; Kanu o Ka Āina Learning Ohana; and fifteen individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a semi-autonomous state agency, established by the state constitution and state laws, that is responsible for improving the well-being of native Hawaiians and Hawaiians. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs' operating budget, as proposed in this measure, supports plans for the upcoming biennium and is vital to fulfilling its mandates.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting blank appropriation amounts and position counts for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' operating budget amounts.

 

(1) OHA150: $89,045 in general funds and $275,687 in trust funds;

 

(2) OHA160: $1,559,749 in general funds and $2,861,727 in trust funds; and

 

(3) OHA175: $2,331,785 in general funds and $3,172,863 in trust funds.

 

Your Committee's intent in recommending this measure for passage is for the adjustments expressed to be incorporated into the General Appropriations Act of 2019 or other appropriate legislative vehicle or to be adopted separately. As such, your Committee requests your Committee on Ways and Means to incorporate the adjustments expressed by this measure into the appropriate legislative vehicle or amend this measure to include any provisions necessary to effectuate its purpose and intent.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 190, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 190, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

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MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair