STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1069

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 105

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 105, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LICENSE PLATES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require license plates to include okina in the word "Hawaii"; and

 

(2) Authorize the use of all uppercase letters, all lowercase letters, or initial capital letters in license plates along the upper portion of the word "Hawaii" or the lower portion of the words "Aloha State".

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Department of Customer Services of the City and County of Honolulu, and two individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that the State enacted Act 170, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022, which requires the inclusion of consistent Hawaiian names, words, and spelling in state and county letterhead. This measure would further expand these efforts by requiring an okina in the word "Hawaii" on state license plates.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by 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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 105, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 105, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair