STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1531

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 701

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 701, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to direct the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to establish a task force to:

 

(1) Determine appropriate sources for authenticating and verifying the appropriate usage and syntax of Hawaiian language for purposes of state and county documents, letterhead, emblems, and symbols; and

 

(2) Establish a process for the review of Hawaiian language documents, letterhead, emblems, and symbols.

 

Ka Lei Pāpahi O Kākuhihewa, Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 701, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair