STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2259

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.C.R. No. 136

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 136 entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE TO DOCUMENT THE HISTORY OF EXEMPLARY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY COMMUNITY MEMBERS, INCLUDING KUPUNA, CONSERVATIONISTS, AND CITIZENS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to urge the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (Division) to:

 

(1) Document the history of exemplary contributions made by community members, kupuna, conservationists, and citizens by highlighting their names, backgrounds, and contributions at associated sites without displacing any Hawaiian place names;

 

(2) Include on the Division's website the story of each individual who is recognized, the location that the Division has selected to honor each individual's story, and the reason the Division selected the location; and

 

(3) Choose a site to honor the story of Marjorie Yasue Fern Ziegler, whose life's work had unparalleled impact on Hawaii's conservation landscape.

 

The Oahu County Committee of the Oahu County Democrats, Friends of Lanai, Conservation Council for Hawaii, and Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources submitted comments on this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 136 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair