STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1842
RE: S.C.R. No. 180
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, 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 ‘OLELO HAWAI‘I,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to support the development of a Hawaiian Language Plan to advance the use of the Hawaiian language in government services and transactions, private sector activity, tourism, and education in the State.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and Kamehameha Schools.
Your Committee finds that this measure aims to preserve olelo Hawaii, an indigenous language of the State that is constitutionally-recognized as one of the State's official languages.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 180, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair