STAND. COM. REP. NO. 744
RE: S.B. No. 699
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 699, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to ensure permanent, adequate funding for the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.
Specifically, this measure:
(1) Beginning with the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium and each fiscal biennium thereafter, requires the Governor to include in the executive budget a minimum amount per fiscal year to be allocated to the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History; and
(2) Appropriates funds to support the work of the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Bishop Museum, Charles Reed Bishop Trust, Kamehameha Schools, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and one individual.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of the Attorney General and Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that this measure will support the significant research, public education, and historic preservation efforts of the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 699, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 699, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair