STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2066-22
RE: S.C.R. No. 212
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 212, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO ESTABLISH A HAWAII COMMISSION ON THE UNITED STATES SEMIQUINCENTENNIAL BY EXECUTIVE ORDER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Governor to establish a Hawaii Commission on the United States Semiquincentennial by executive order.
Your Committee finds that July 4, 2026, marks the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and founding of the United States. Your Committee further finds that the Unites States Semiquincentennial Commission (Commission) was created to provide for the observance and commemoration of the 250th anniversary, and that the Commission and its nonprofit partner America250 Foundation are working to organize and facilitate the observance of this historic milestone. This measure seeks to commemorate and coordinate the State's celebration of this historic event by urging the Governor to create a Hawaii Commission on the United States Semiquincentennial.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 212, S.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs,
CEDRIC ASUEGA GATES, Chair