STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2272

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.C.R. No. 180

S.D. 1

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 Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 180, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PLAN, INCLUDING GOALS, BENCHMARKS, STRATEGIES, AND OUTCOMES, TO BUILD UPON ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND TO ACCELERATE THE NORMALIZATION OF ŌLELO HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to support the development of a Hawaiian Language Plan by a coalition of educational, cultural, and linguistic practitioners, Hawaiian language media, and first-language speakers of ōlelo Hawaii to build upon previous accomplishments in linguistic preservation and to accelerate the normalization of ōlelo Hawaii in government services, the private sector, and tourism, in addition to education.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the University of Hawaii System College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the Office of Hawaiian Education of the Department of Education, Ka Haka Ula O Keelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, Kamehameha Schools, Aha Pūnana Leo, Pūnana Leo o Hilo, Pūnana Leo o Waimea, Pūnana Leo o Kauai, Pūnana Leo o Waianae, Pūnana Leo o Koolau Poko, Pūnana Leo o Mānoa, Pūnana Leo o Honolulu, Pūnana Leo o Molokai, Pūnana Leo o Hāna, Pūnana Leo o Lahaina, Pūnana Leo o Maui, The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, Kanaeokana Kula Hawaii Network, Makauila, Inc., Mokuola Honua Center for Indigenous Language Excellence, Ke Kula O Nāwahīokalaniōpuu Iki Laboratory Public Charter School, Ōiwi Television Network, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from an individual.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Specifying that the coalition that is requested to develop the Hawaiian Language Plan shall be composed of an equal number of native first-language speakers of ōlelo Hawaii and speakers who have acquired the language through academic or other study; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments.

 

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. 180, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 180, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair