STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2863
RE: S.B. No. 3073
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 3073 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for programs, ceremonies, and activities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that events including Japan's 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor sparked World War II, and Hawaii played a major role both geographically and in terms of troop contribution. The war resulted in extensive loss of life and suffering and was finally brought to an end after six years. Your Committee further finds that this year, 2020, marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of the war. The State will be commemorating this event with ceremonies and activities to honor the sacrifices of all who served in the war and to remember and reflect upon the lives lost. This measure seeks to fund this important events.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3073, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3073, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair