STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1797
RE: S.C.R. No. 136
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water and Land, 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 and intent of this measure is to urge 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.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the O‘ahu County Democrats and O‘ahu County Democrats Committee on Legislative Priorities. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that Hawaii has a rich history of exemplary kupuna, conservationists, and other citizens. Marjorie Yasue Fern Ziegler is one such individual whose contributions deserve to be honored and remembered. Ms. Ziegler was an ardent and tireless supporter of Hawaii's native plants and animals, and who in turn inspired many others to dedicate their efforts toward the State's natural resources. Your Committee supports efforts to document and acknowledge Hawaii's exemplary kupuna, conservationists, and citizens.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 136 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,
KAIALI'I KAHELE, Chair