REPORT TITLE:
Symbols, Flowers, Colors


DESCRIPTION:
Establishes an official color and flower or lei material for each
island.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO ISLAND SYMBOLS.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  In 1923, the legislature of the Territory of
 
 2 Hawaii recognized that several of the islands had adopted a local
 
 3 flower as its emblem,
 
 4      Hawaii..........Pua Lehua;
 
 5      Oahu............Pua Ilima;
 
 6      Maui............Lokelani;
 
 7      Kauai...........Mokihana;
 
 8      Molokai.........Kukui;
 
 9      Lanai...........Kaunaoa; and
 
10      Kahoolawe.......Hinahina.
 
11 Under this premise, the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii
 
12 established and designated the Pua Aloalo, or native yellow
 
13 hibiscus, as the official flower of the State to promote unity,
 
14 loyalty, and feelings of pride in Hawaii citizens.  To date,
 
15 however, there is no record adopting the above flowers as
 
16 official emblems of each island.
 
17      The citizens of Hawaii recognize the above flowers and their
 
18 colors as representations of the Hawaiian islands, even though
 
19 they have never been officially adopted by the state.  Various
 

 
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 1 parades on all islands such as the Aloha Week Festivals and King
 
 2 Kamehameha Day parades use these colors and flowers on the
 
 3 adornments for their pa`u riders, Hawaiian court members, and
 
 4 floats.  The Hawaii state library system has listed these flowers
 
 5 and colors to represent the islands of Hawaii, and private
 
 6 schools and the department of education teach these flowers and
 
 7 colors as being associated with the Hawaiian islands.  Many songs
 
 8 have also been composed about the Hawaiian islands and the
 
 9 flowers and colors associated with them, such as Na Lei Hawaii,
 
10 Pupu o Niihau, Beautiful Ilima (for Oahu), and many others.
 
11 Since territorial times, Niihau has been included to be
 
12 represented by the color white and the pupu shell.
 
13      The purpose of this Act is to bestow formal recognition on
 
14 the following flowers and their colors as the official emblems
 
15 and symbols for their respective islands.
 
16      SECTION 2.  Chapter 5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
17 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
18 read as follows:
 
19      "5-    Official island colors.  The color red is
 
20 established and designated as the official color of the island of
 
21 Hawaii.
 
22      The color pink is established and designated as the official
 
23 color of the island of Maui.
 
24      The color golden yellow is established and designated as the
 

 
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 1 official color of the island of Oahu.
 
 2      The color purple is established and designated as the
 
 3 official color of the island of Kauai.
 
 4      The color green is established and designated as the
 
 5 official color of the island of Molokai.
 
 6      The color orange is established and designated as the
 
 7 official color of the island of Lanai.
 
 8      The color white is established and designated as the
 
 9 official color of the island of Niihau.
 
10      The color gray is established and designated as the official
 
11 color of the island of Kahoolawe."
 
12      SECTION 3.  Chapter 5-16, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
13 amended to read as follows:
 
14      "5-16  State flower[.] and individual island flowers.  The
 
15 native yellow hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei A. Gray), also
 
16 known as the Pua Aloalo or Ma'o-hau-hele, is established and
 
17 designated as the official flower of the State.  
 
18      The ohia lehua (metrosideros macropus M. collina), also
 
19 known as the pua lehua, is established and designated as the
 
20 official flower of the island of Hawaii.
 
21      The lokelani, also known as the damask rose (rosa
 
22 damascena), is established and designated as the official flower
 
23 of the island of Maui.
 

 
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 1      The pua `ilima from the native dodder shrubs (sida fallax)
 
 2 is established and designated as the official flower of the
 
 3 island of O`ahu.
 
 4      The mokihana from the native tree (pelea anisata) is
 
 5 established and designated as the official lei material of the
 
 6 island of Kaua`i.
 
 7      The kukui, also known as the candlenut (aleurites
 
 8 moluccana), is established and designated as the official lei
 
 9 material of the island of Moloka`i.
 
10      The kauna`oa, also known as the native dodder (cuscuta
 
11 sandwichana), is established and designatead as the official lei
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13 material of the island of L ana`i.
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15      The p up u, also known as the Momi, Laiki, and Kahelelani, is
 
16 established and designated as the official lei material of the
 
17 island of Ni`ihau.
 
18      The hinahina or native heliotrope (heliotropium anomalum,
 
19 var. argenteun) is established and designated as the official lei
 
20 material of the island of Kaho`olawe."
 
21      SECTION 4.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
22 New statutory material is underscored.
 
23      SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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25                           INTRODUCED BY: _________________________
 

 
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