STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1568
RE: S.B. No. 1451
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1451, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to recognize Lā Kū‘oko‘a, Hawaiian Recognition Day, as an official state holiday.
The Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i, Halau Hula O Maiki, Ka Lei Pāpahi ‘O Kākuhihewa, ‘Ahahui Ka‘iulani, O‘ahu Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club, Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i Political Action Committee, Daughters and Sons of the Hawaiian Warriors-Māmakakaua, and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies and several individuals testified in opposition to this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1451, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair