HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, MILITARY, & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, & CULTURE AND THE ARTS

Rep. K. Mark Takai, Chair

Rep. Ken Ito, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB 523

 

HB 523

Status

RELATING TO THE NATIONAL GUARD.

Prohibits a person from being eligible to serve as an adjutant general unless the person has had at least five years of service as an active commissioned officer in the Hawaii National Guard, whether army, air, or both. Grandfathers the current adjutant general. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 527

Status

RELATING TO UNIFORM MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE.

Repeals the uniform maintenance allowance for enlisted personnel. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 158

Status

RELATING TO TUITION ASSISTANCE.

Broadens the scope of the tuition assistance to Hawaii national guard members attending the University of Hawaii and appropriates funds for that purpose.

 

VMI, HED, FIN

HB 159

Status

RELATING TO TUITION WAIVERS.

Requires the University of Hawaii to waive all tuition and fees for qualified students who are the spouse or child of United States Armed Services and National Guard members who are totally disabled or were killed in action.

 

VMI, HED, FIN

HB 163

Status

RELATING TO A MEMORIAL.

Directs the Office of Veterans' Affairs, with the assistance of the Department of Accounting and General Services and Department of Defense, to develop a plan to establish a memorial honoring the veterans of the Persian Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. Requires a report to the Legislature.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 161

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS.

Exempts federal veterans disability benefits from seizure to enforce a court judgment, except for certain child and spousal support cases.

 

VMI, JUD, FIN

HB 165

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS RIGHTS AND BENEFITS.

Prohibits demonstrations within 300 feet of the entrance or within 150 feet from routes of entry or exit of any state or county veterans cemetery from 60 minutes before to 60 minutes after the funeral.

 

VMI, JUD

HB 170

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Exempts certain totally and permanently disabled veterans from paying motor vehicle registration expenses.

 

VMI, TRN, FIN

HB 196

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.

Appropriates funds for positions to support a veterans treatment court in the first circuit.

 

VMI, JUD, FIN

HB 308

Status

RELATING TO A TREATMENT COURT FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS.

Establishes the Temporary Hawaii Veterans and Active Duty Military Treatment Court within the First Judicial Circuit Court. Appropriates funds.

 

VMI, JUD, FIN

HB 525

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURTS.

Prohibits courts from considering a person's federal veterans disability benefits in determining whether to award support and maintenance allowances or the amount of such allowance to the person's spouse or former spouse. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 166

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires that at least 3% of the 20% set-aside for small businesses shall be awarded to veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 714

Status

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Establishes the veterans services special fund. Authorizes applicants for a motor vehicle certificate of registration to designate a donation to the fund.

 

VMI, TRN, FIN

HB 323

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.

Clarifies that licensing authorities shall consider relevant education, training, or service completed by service members. Specifies which service members are subject to these provisions. Permits licensure by endorsement or licensure by reciprocity in certain situations for service members. Establishes procedures for service members to receive a license by endorsement or license by reciprocity. Permits issuance of a temporary license if certain requirements are met. Requires the licensing authority to expedite consideration of the application and issuance of a license by endorsement, license by reciprocity, or temporary license to a qualified service member.

 

VMI, CPC, FIN

HB 167

Status

RELATING TO MILITARY BENEFITS.

Prohibits courts, in making a disposition of property pursuant to a divorce decree, from considering federal disability benefits awarded to a military veteran. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

VMI, JUD

HB 168

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL RELIEF FOR MILITARY RESERVE COMPONENT PERSONNEL.

Prevents any court or mortgagee from commencing a proceeding to enforce a lien or foreclosure action against real property owned by a member of a reserve component of any branch of the United States Armed Forces or member of the state military forces until that member of a reserve component or member has returned to the State for a period of one year.

 

VMI, CPC/JUD

HB 169

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Allows an employee with a family member in the United States armed forces who is on active duty or notified of a call to active duty, to use family leave for certain activities for which an employee may take military family leave under federal law.  Effective July 1, 2013.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 580

Status

RELATING TO MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILIES.

Creates a center for transition, immersion, and education for military members and their families during their relocation to Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 574

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC FUNDS.

Requires an amount equal to the principal and interest for an EB-5 loan that financed a state project to be deposited from general excise tax revenues into the fund, the loan from which is repaid.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 576

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Authorizes the HHSC to obtain a loan under the EB-5 program to fund a corporation project. Requires the governor to approve any EB-5 loan. Requires a legislative appropriation to expend loan proceeds for the project. Requires the corporation to include in its annual budget submitted to the governor an amount necessary to repay the EB-5 loan.

 

VMI, HLT, FIN

HB 799

Status

RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA DEVELOPMENT.

Amends section 235-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by deleting the Internet-only distribution exclusion for advertising messages; clarifying the definitions of qualified production costs to exclude state and county facility and location fees that are not subject to Hawaii general excise tax; raising the ceiling on total tax credit claim to $12,000,000 per qualified production; and extending the sunset date for the tax credit to January 1, 2025.

 

VMI, EDB, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

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Rep. K. Mark Takai

Chair