STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2804
RE: S.B. No. 2031
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Labor, Culture and the Arts and Water and Land, to which was referred S.B. No. 2031 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to and require the Department of Land and Natural Resources to place markers in the State to indicate significant sites in the life of President Barack Obama.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committees find that President Barack Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States of America, was born in the State of Hawaii and spent a significant amount of his life in the State. Your Committees further find that placing markers at sites significant to President Barack Obama's life would be a point of pride for the State and would pay tribute to President Barack Obama's leadership.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Labor, Culture and the Arts and Water and Land that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2031 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Labor, Culture and the Arts and Water and Land,
KAIALI'I KAHELE, Chair
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair