STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1662


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   S.B. No. 696

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 696, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Extend the date on which the temporary Commission on the Thirteenth Festival of Pacific Arts ceases to exist to August 31, 2025; and


     (2)  Permit less than a quorum of members of the temporary Commission on the Thirteenth Festival of Pacific Arts to discuss matters relating to official board business outside a Commission meeting as a permitted interaction under part I of chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to enable them to perform their duties faithfully, provided that the Commission holds a meeting at least once a month.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Hawaii Tourism Authority; and Commission on the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Office of Information Practices.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and


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


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 696, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 696, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,