STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2272
RE: S.C.R. No. 180
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. 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 HAWAI‘I,"
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 Hawai‘i to build upon previous accomplishments in linguistic preservation and to accelerate the normalization of ōlelo Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i 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 Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, Kamehameha Schools, ‘Aha Pūnana Leo, Pūnana Leo o Hilo, Pūnana Leo o Waimea, Pūnana Leo o Kaua‘i, Pūnana Leo o Wai‘anae, Pūnana Leo o Ko‘olau Poko, Pūnana Leo o Mānoa, Pūnana Leo o Honolulu, Pūnana Leo o Moloka‘i, Pūnana Leo o Hāna, Pūnana Leo o Lahaina, Pūnana Leo o Maui, The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i, Kanaeokana Kula Hawai‘i Network, Makauila, Inc., Mokuola Honua Center for Indigenous Language Excellence, Ke Kula ‘O Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u 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 Hawai‘i 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,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair