STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2848
RE: S.B. No. 2580
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2580 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to promote the celebration of King Kamehameha.
More specifically, this measure makes appropriations to the Department of Accounting and General Services to:
(1) Establish one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) Executive Director position for the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission; and
(2) Fund costs arising from the annual King Kamehameha Day celebration.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission; Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu; OCC Legislative Priorities Committee, Democratic Party of Hawaii; Daughters of Hawaii; and Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club.
Your Committee finds that the King Kamehameha Commission was created to coordinate celebrations focused on King Kamehameha. Your Committee finds that the Commission would benefit from an Executive Director to manage daily operations and plan and execute celebration events and festivities statewide.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2580, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2580, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair