STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1663

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 697

S.D. 1

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 697, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish January of each year as "Kalaupapa Month" to serve as an annual reminder of the importance of Kalaupapa and the significant sacrifices and contributions of its residents throughout the history of Hawaii.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, The Friends of Iolani Palace, Ka Ohana O Kalaupapa, IDEA Center for the Voices of Humanity, Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, and seventeen individuals.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; 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 Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 697, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 697, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair