STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3823
RE: S.C.R. No. 212
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 212 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 and intent of this measure is to request the Governor to establish a Hawaii Commission on the United States Semiquincentennial by Executive Order.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the United States Semiquincentennial Commission; Hawaii Society, Sons of the American Revolution; Association of the United States Army Hawaii Chapter; and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that July 4, 2026, marks the 250th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the United States of America. Your Committee further finds that the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016, P.L. 114‑196, created the United States Semiquincentennial Commission to provide for the observance and commemoration of this momentous occasion and that eighteen states have created their own commissions to join in the United States Semiquincentennial Commission's efforts to mark this historical milestone. Your Committee believes that it is appropriate for the State to create a Hawaii Commission on the United States Semiquincentennial to plan and coordinate commemorations and observances of this nationwide celebration.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Including the Chairman of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission and Executive Director of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission as additional recipients of its certified copies; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 212, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 212, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair