Report Title:

State Veterans' Home; Home Account; Gift Account; Reporting

Description:

Establishes a veterans' home account and veterans' gift account to be administered by the Hawaii health systems corporation for the state veterans' home in Hilo. Requires accounts to comply with reporting requirements for non-general fund information. (HD1)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2040

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to the state veterans' home.

 

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 323F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"323F-    Veterans' home account; veterans' gift account. (a) The veterans' home account is hereby established within the state treasury. Moneys received by the chief executive officer from:

(1) Payments by any executive department for veterans who receive care in the state veterans' home; provided that any and all moneys appropriated or paid by the United States under the act of Congress entitled "An Act to Provide Aid to State or Territorial Homes for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors of the United States," approved August 27, 1888, or under any other act or acts of Congress for the benefit of these homes shall be expended for the maintenance of the state veterans' home;

(2) Other payments for medical care and services, including:

(A) Residents' fees and charges, if any;

(B) Per diem payments received from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; and

(C) Medicare payments;

(3) Appropriations made by the legislature for the state veterans' home; and

(4) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d), gifts of money and proceeds derived from the sale of gifts of personal property that the chief executive officer is authorized to accept for the use of the state veterans' home, if the use of those gifts has not been restricted by the donor,

shall be deposited with the director of finance for credit to the veterans' home account.

(b) The veterans' home account shall be administered by the chief executive officer. Moneys deposited in the veterans' home account may only be expended for:

(1) The operation of the state veterans' home;

(2) Programs or services related to the state veterans' home;

(3) The solicitation of other sources of money to fund the state veterans' home; and

(4) Programs to inform the public about issues concerning the establishment and uses of the state veterans' home.

(c) The veterans' gift account is hereby established within the state treasury. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d), gifts of personal property that the chief executive officer is authorized to receive for the use of the state veterans' home may be:

(1) Sold or exchanged; or

(2) Used in kind if the gifts are not appropriate for conversion to money.

(d) The veterans' gift account shall be administered by the chief executive officer. The chief executive officer shall use gifts of money or personal property that the chief executive officer is authorized to accept and that the donor has restricted to one or more uses at the state veterans' home, only in the manner designated by the donor. Gifts of money that the chief executive officer is authorized to accept and that the donor has restricted to one or more uses at the state veterans' home shall be deposited with the director of finance for credit to the veterans' gift account. The interest and income earned on the money in the veterans' gift account, after deducting any applicable charges, shall be credited to the veterans' gift account. Any money remaining in the veterans' gift account at the end of each fiscal year shall not lapse to the state general fund, but shall be carried forward into the next fiscal year.

(e) The veterans' home account and veterans' gift account shall be subject to and comply with section 37-47."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.