STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1493-18
RE: S.B. No. 2580
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 2580, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to honor and remember the legacy and deeds of King Kamehameha, the King who unified the Hawaiian Islands, by appropriating funds to establish a full-time position for the Executive Director of the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission within the Department of Accounting and General Services and to pay for costs arising out of the annual King Kamehameha Day celebration events which promote the legacy of King Kamehameha and history of the Hawaiian Islands.
The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu, and a concerned individual testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to June 15, 1215, to facilitate further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2580, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2580, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts,
MATTHEW S. LOPRESTI, Chair