STAND. COM. REP. NO.1326-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 121
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 121 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII TO RECOGNIZE U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILIES AS HAWAII RESIDENTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution, as received by your Committee, is to urge the people of Hawaii to recognize U.S. military personnel and their families as Hawaii residents.
For purposes of public discussion, your Committee circulated a proposed H.D. 1 version at the public hearing, which deleted the substance of the original measure and inserted provisions requesting the United States Department of Defense to maintain the current structure of the United States Pacific Command.
The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii submitted testimony supporting the proposed H.D. 1, but recommended an amendment.
Your Committee finds that very recent developments concerning a proposal to alter the structure of the United States Pacific Command may not be in the best interest of our state and could have unintended consequences in the Pacific region. Your Committee also notes that a companion measure on the original measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 106, is still progressing through the Legislature.
Upon further review, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting its substance and inserting the provisions of the proposed H.D. 1 to request the United States Department of Defense to maintain the current structure of the United States Pacific Command;
(2) Changing the title to read: "HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO MAINTAIN THE CURRENT STRUCTURE OF THE UNITED STATES PACIFIC COMMAND";
(3) Directing that certified copies of the measure be transmitted to the President of the United States, Governor of Guam, and the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity and style.
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. 121, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 121, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs,
NESTOR GARCIA, Chair