STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1374
RE: S.B. No. 315
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 315, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII MUSEUM OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate federal funds to support the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, designated as the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
Your Committee finds that the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is a distinguished scientific, cultural, and educational institution that is tasked with the responsibility to preserve and protect the State's invaluable collections of primary source material and over one hundred years of research across the Pacific region. Your Committee further finds that the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, provides grants to museums, libraries, and Native American and Native Hawaiian communities to support the vital programs and services these institutions provide to their communities.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Identifying the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, as the source of federal funds received by the State for the purpose of this measure; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 315, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 315, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs,
CEDRIC ASUEGA GATES, Chair