STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1052
RE: S.B. No. 278
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. 278, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PRINCE JONAH KUHIO KALANIANAOLE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to honor the legacy of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole.
Specifically, this measure requires certain public buildings and structures near mass transit projects and on Hawaiian home lands to display a portrait of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and one individual.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies and one individual.
Your Committee finds that requiring certain public buildings and structures near mass transit projects and on Hawaiian home lands to display a portrait of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole is an appropriate way to honor the Prince's legacy as the author of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 278, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 278, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair