STAND. COM. REP. NO.  869-20


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2020


RE:   H.B. No. 2209

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2209, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to ensure the preservation of Iolani Palace now and for future generations by appropriating funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for:


     (1)  The repair, restoration, and maintenance of Iolani Palace; and


     (2)  A structural and electrical survey of Iolani Palace.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Friends of Iolani Palace, Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Bishop Museum, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, The Queen's Health Systems, Native Hawaiian Education Council, Aha Punana Leo, Malama Aina Foundation, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Partners in Development Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, Papa Ola Lokahi, and four individuals.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2209, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,