STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1420


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2023


RE:   S.B. No. 1532

      S.D. 2

      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 S.B. No. 1532, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish the Hawaii Leadership Awards Program to recognize persons from Hawaii who have made outstanding contributions to the State and who serve as an inspiration to others.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.


     Your Committee finds that the program proposed by this measure would allow the State to recognize and celebrate persons who have made considerable, outstanding contributions to Hawaii and inspired others in a number of sectors of culture and the arts.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion; 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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1532, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1532, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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