STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1664
RE: S.B. No. 939
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. 939, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO JUNETEENTH DAY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish June 19 of each year as Juneteenth in recognition of the history and legacy of slavery in the United States and in honor of the significant roles and contributions of African Americans in the history of the United States.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission, one member of the Kaua‘i County Council, Young Progressives Demanding Action, Rainbow Family 808, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Common Cause Hawaii, Hawaii for Juneteenth Coalition, Community Alliance on Prisons, and six individuals.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
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. 939, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 939, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair