STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1774
RE: S.C.R. No. 220
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.C.R. No. 220, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Filipino Advocacy Network. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Aloha ‘Āina Party.
Your Committee finds that the United States established diplomatic relations with the Republic of the Philippines on July 4, 1946. Your Committee further finds that the Filipino-American community is among the largest Asian-American and Pacific Islander groups in the United States. Filipino-Americans have helped shape the history of the State and have contributed to the development of Hawaii from the arrival of the first fifteen Filipino plantations workers on December 20, 1906, to the present, and individuals of Filipino ethnicity make up the largest portion of the State's population.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 220, S.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs,
CEDRIC ASUEGA GATES, Chair