STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1753
RE: S.C.R. No. 47
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 47 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING VOLUNTEER WEEK IN THE STATE OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to recognize Volunteer Week in Hawaii.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Kanu Hawaii, Impact Hub HNL, Hawaii Foodbank, Olelo Community Media, and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that President Richard Nixon issued Presidential Proclamation 4288 in 1974, designating the first National Volunteer Week to recognize and encourage people to engage in their community through volunteer service. This measure recognizes Volunteer Week in Hawaii in conjunction with the observance of National Volunteer Week.
Your Committee has amended this measure by clarifying that the Legislature rather than just the Senate recognizes Volunteer Week in Hawaii.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 47, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 47, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair