STAND. COM. REP. NO. 972

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    H.B. No. 207

       H.D. 2

       S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 207, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRAINING,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to administer a training course on native Hawaiian and Hawaiian rights for appropriate agencies and employees and to require members of certain state council, board, and commission members to complete the training.

 

     Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Land Use Commission, Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Ewa Puuloa Hawaiian Civic Club, King Kamehameha Hawaiian Civic Club, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Kuaaina Ulu Auamano, Kalihi Palama Hawaiian Civic Club, Ka Huli Ao Center, Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, and eighteen individuals.  Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii and Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies.

 

     Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Making this measure effective upon approval; and

 

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 207, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 207, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Hawaiian Affairs and Government Operations,

 

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DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair

 

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MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair