CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 97

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 697

S.D. 1

H.D. 2

C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sirs:

 

Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the Senate to the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives in S.B. No. 697, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO KALAUPAPA MONTH,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

The purpose of this measure is to designate January of each year as "Kalaupapa Month".

 

Your Committee on Conference finds that in 1865, the Kingdom of Hawaii passed "An Act to Prevent the Spread of Leprosy" and, over time, forcibly removed an estimated eight thousand individuals suspected of having leprosy to a colony established on eight hundred acres of land on the Kalaupapa peninsula of Molokai.  Your Committee on Conference further finds that many important events in the history of Kalaupapa occurred in January. This measure recognizes the contributions and sacrifices of the residents of Kalaupapa by establishing January of each year as "Kalaupapa Month".

 

Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by making it effective upon its approval.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 697, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 697, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, C.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

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CEDRIC ASUEGA GATES

Co-Chair

 

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KARL RHOADS

Chair

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SCOT Z. MATAYOSHI

Co-Chair

 

 

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BERTRAND KOBAYASHI

Co-Chair