STAND. COM. REP. NO. 770
RE: S.B. No. 1532
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1532, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CULTURE AND ARTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent 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 written comments in support of this measure from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Your Committee finds that the awards established by this measure will allow the State to recognize leadership and celebrate Hawaii's achievements while investing in the State's overall economy.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1532, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1532, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair