STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2264
RE: S.C.R. No. 174
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 174 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING A STUDY ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN PRACTICES, INCLUDING THE MAKAHIKI, AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE PERPETUATION OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN CULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs conduct a study on the significance of traditional Hawaiian practices and their effect on the perpetuation of Native Hawaiian culture. The measure also requests that the study address the significance of the makahiki, its impact on the continuation of Native Hawaiian cultural practices, and the need for the continuation of all makahiki practices for the purpose of preserving and perpetuating the Native Hawaiian culture for future generations.
Kanehili Cultural Hui, Oahu County Committee of the Oahu County Democrats, and an individual submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs offered 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. 174 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,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair