STAND. COM. REP. NO. 183

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2015

 

RE: H.B. No. 207

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 207 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRAINING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the office of Hawaiian affairs to develop and administer a training course on native Hawaiian and Hawaiian rights. This measure requires members of appropriate state councils, boards, and commissions to take the course and allows other state or county officers, representatives, or employees to request to enroll in the training.

 

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii Green Growth, Kuaāina Ulu Auamo, Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law, Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Alii Pauahi Hawaiian Civic Club, and many concerned individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of style, clarity, and consistency.

 


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 207, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 207, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair