STAND. COM. REP. NO. 530
RE: S.B. No. 228
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 228 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Require the Department of Land and Natural Resources to place historical markers in the State to indicate significant sites in the life of President Barack Obama; and
(2) Appropriate funds.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i.
Your Committee finds that President Barack Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States of America, was born in the State of Hawaii and spent a significant amount of his life in the State. Your Committee further finds that placing markers at sites significant to President Barack Obama's life would be a point of pride for the State and would pay tribute to President Barack Obama's leadership.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 228 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair