STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1357
RE: S.C.R. No. 186
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 186 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING APRIL AS TREE AWARENESS MONTH IN THE STATE OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to designate April as Tree Awareness Month in the State of Hawaii.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Trees for Honolulu's Future, Punahou School Sustainability Club, and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that trees benefit the environment, ecosystem, and human health and that planting trees is an important way to help address the global climate crisis.
Your Committee has amended this measure by 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 Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 186, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 186, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,
SHARON MORIWAKI, Chair