STAND. COM. REP. NO. 40
RE: S.B. No. 282
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 282 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, O‘ahu Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Kalamaula Homesteaders Association, Hawaii Homes Connection Corp., and six individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies.
Your Committee finds that this measure provides a legislative vehicle should funding become available for the purposes of this measure prior to the end of the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium.
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. 282 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs,
MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair