STAND. COM. REP. NO. 781
RE: H.B. No. 1831
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fifth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2009
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1831, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to facilitate the relationship between the State and the military in Hawaii by establishing a Military Affairs Liaison Special Fund to support a nonprofit entity to:
(1) Serve as a liaison in matters relating to the military; and
(2) Provide oversight for the military's presence in Hawaii and the impact defense spending has on Hawaii's economy.
The Department of Defense, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, and Outrigger Hotels supported this bill. The Department of Budget and Finance opposed this measure.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2020, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1831, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1831, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
MARCUS R. OSHIRO, Chair