STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1740


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2023


RE:   H.R. No. 19

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Culture, Arts & International Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 19 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to proclaim February 24, 2023, as "Remember Ukraine Day in Hawaii."


     Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.


     Your Committee finds that on February 24, 2022, Russia's military forces attacked Ukraine to destabilize the freedom of the Ukrainian people and overthrow global movements for democracy.  Russia's invasion of Ukraine will likely have far-reaching implications on how aggressive regimes that are at odds with freedom or democracy treat other nations.  Your Committee further finds that there are concerns of possible new conflicts, escalations, and crises in the Indo-Pacific region that may result if weakness is perceived in the Western world's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Your Committee additionally finds that the people of the State of Hawaii must stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine against Russian aggression.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its title to make technical amendments; 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 Culture, Arts & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 19, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 19, H.D. 1.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts & International Affairs,