HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Āina I ka Pono

 

COMMITTEE ON OCEAN, MARINE RESOURCES, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Kaniela Ing, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 778, SD2

(SSCR863)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires and appropriates funds for the department of education to develop an assessment of established statewide performance standards for students in the kaiapuni program. Requires reports to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

OMH, EDN, FIN

SB 1248, SD1

(SSCR758)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.

Expands the scope of the Hawaiian language college revolving fund at the University of Hawaii at Hilo to allow any funds generated by the Hawaiian language college, Hawaiian language support center, and indigenous outreach program through fees for services, training, and the sale of language-related products to be deposited into the revolving fund and expended to support the Hawaiian language college. Effective date 01/01/2050. (SD1)

 

OMH, HED, FIN

SB 434, SD2

(SSCR591)

Status

RELATED TO AGRICULTURE.

Includes traditional Hawaiian farming systems, traditional Hawaiian crops, and small-scale farming to the Hawaii state plan objectives and policies for the economy. (SD2)

 

OMH, AGR

SB 435, SD2

(SSCR649)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN PLANTS.

Subject to exceptions, requires all plans, designs, and specifications for new or renovated landscaping of State-developed buildings, complexes, facilities, or housing to incorporate Hawaiian plants. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

OMH, FIN

SB 436

(SSCR742)

Status

RELATING TO TRAINING.

Requires OHA to administer a training course on native Hawaiian and Hawaiian rights. Requires members of certain state councils, boards, and commissions to attend the training course.

 

OMH, FIN

SB 895, SD1

(SSCR776)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.

Requires that all letterheads, documents, symbols, and emblems of the State and other political subdivisions include accurate and appropriate Hawaiian names and language. Establishes references for accurate, appropriate, and authentic Hawaiian names and words, including proper Hawaiian spelling and punctuation. (SD1)

 

OMH, FIN

SB 1166, SD2

(SSCR764)

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Provides that the preparation of a corpse for burial or cremation in a manner consistent with traditional Hawaiian cultural customs and practices and the burial or cremation of a corpse prepared consistent with traditional Hawaiian custom and practice shall not constitute the abuse of a corpse within the penal code. Effective date 1/7/2059. (SD2)

 

OMH, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Kaniela Ing

Chair