The Senate

STATE CAPITOL

HONOLULU, HI 96813

SENATE INTRODUCES BILL TO PLACE LAND MARKERS HONORING SIGNIFICANT SITES IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

February 9, 2021

Honolulu, Hawai'i – A bill was introduced by Senator Stanley Chang (District 9 -Hawai‘i Kai, Kuli‘ou‘ou, Niu, ‘Āina Haina, Wai‘alae-Kahala and Diamond Head) that would require the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to place markers around the State to honor significant sites in the life of President Barack Obama.

 

SB 44 would appropriate funds to DLNR to place historical markers at the following locations:

 

  • 6085 Kalanianaʻole Highway

  • Baskin Robbins on King Street

  • Island Snow Hawaiʻi

  • Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children;

  • Koko Crater Trail

  • Noelani Elementary School

  • Punahou Circle Apartments

  • Punahou School

  • Sandy Beach

 

“President Barack Obama has become a historical figure in our nation’s history and much of his success is credited to his upbringing here in Hawaiʻi,” said Senator Chang. “Placing these historical markers at significant sites special to President Obama is one way that we can honor his contributions and recognize him as a true son of Hawaiʻi.”

 

To learn more about SB 44, click here.

 

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