STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1263

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.R. No. 75
                                     H.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs, to
which was referred H.R. No. 75 entitled: 

     "HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE STATE AND COUNTY OF
     HAWAII TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST IN THE BUILDING OF A
     MULTIPURPOSE VETERANS CENTER IN HILO, HAWAII,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to support a proposed
multipurpose veterans' center to be established in Hilo, Hawaii.
The proposed center would be constructed on a plot of land
subject to a swap between the State and the County of Hawaii.  A
non-profit organization, the Hawaii Island Veterans Memorial,
Inc., would then lease the facility and be responsible for the
operating costs.  This facility would provide approximately
15,000 Hawaii County veterans a more accessible location to
receive the veterans' benefits to which they are entitled.

     Your Committee received copious testimony in strong support
of this resolution.  The testimony included that of the Mayor of
the County of Hawaii, the Office of Veterans' Services, the
Advisory Board of Veterans' Services, and over 30 members of
various Hawaii County veterans groups.

     Upon further review, your Committee has amended this measure
to correct an error in the acreage involved in the proposed land
swap.


 
 
 
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     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs that is attached
to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and
purpose of H.C.R. No. 75, as amended herein, and recommends that
it be referred to the Committee on Finance, in the form attached
hereto as H.R. No. 75, H.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Public Safety and
                                   Military Affairs,



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                                   NESTOR R. GARCIA, Chair