STAND. COM. REP. NO. 695
RE: S.B. No. 267
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 267 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to designate June 21 as International Yoga Day.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Gandhi International Institute for Peace, Hari Nama Mission, Down to Earth Organic and Natural, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, eight individuals, and a form letter signed by twenty-nine businesses and individuals.
Your Committee finds that yoga is a long standing tradition in Indian culture that is practiced by many people in Hawaii. On December 11, 2014, the United Nations adopted a resolution proclaiming June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Accordingly, this measure will recognize June 21 of each year as International Yoga Day in Hawaii.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 267, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 267, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair