Report Title:

Korean War Commemoration

 

Description:

Appropriates funds for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Korean War Commission; reestablishes the commission.

 

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2331

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF THE KOREAN WAR COMMISSION.

 

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

SECTION 1. In 1999, the governor, through Executive Order No. 99-07, honored the men and women who served in Korea for their struggles and sacrifices under trying circumstances in service to their country and the cause of freedom by establishing the fiftieth anniversary commemoration of the Korean War commission. In 2000, the legislature passed Act 232, Session Laws of Hawaii 2000, appropriating $70,000 to enable the commission to carry out its mission.

Executive Order No. 99-07 also provided that the fiftieth commemoration of the Korean War commission shall be terminated no later than the last day of the Regular Session of 2001 of the Twenty-first legislature of the State of Hawaii, unless extended by concurrent resolution of the legislature. As no such concurrent resolution was ever passed, the commission technically should not exist. The legislature finds, however, that the commission has not yet completed its work.

The purpose of this Act is to appropriate funds to the fiftieth anniversary commemoration of the Korean War commission to conduct an anniversary finale commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Korean War and to formally reestablish the commission.

SECTION 2. The fiftieth anniversary commemoration of the Korean War commission is hereby reestablished in the same manner and for the same purpose as provided in Executive Order No. 99-07. The commission shall terminate either upon the conclusion of its work, or December 31, 2002, whichever occurs first.

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $200,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002-2003 to carry out the functions of the fiftieth anniversary commemoration of the Korean War commission.

SECTION 4. The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of defense for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2002.

INTRODUCED BY:

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