HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

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

Rep. K. Mark Takai, Chair

Rep. Ken Ito, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Awana

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Takashi Ohno

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2051

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS OF ART.

Amends the criteria for the works of art to be commissioned to honor the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye and the late U.S. Representative Patsy T. Mink pursuant to Act 281, SLH 2013.  Amends the appropriation to an adequate sum for each year of the 2013-2015 fiscal biennium.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2440

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL AREA.

Designates the walkway behind the capitol building as Memorial Mall.  Creates a working group to design bronze plaques and kahili to portray Hawaiian rulers in perpetuity and to interchange the Queen Lili‘uokalani statue located on the grounds of the capitol building with the Eternal Flame memorial on Beretania street.

 

VMI, LMG, FIN

HB 2075

Status

RELATING TO TUITION ASSISTANCE.

Broadens the scope of tuition assistance to Hawaii National Guard members working toward a post-secondary educational degree with priority given under specified conditions.  Appropriates funds.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

VMI, HED, FIN

HB 2437

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

Establishes the position of director of defense as the head of DOD.  Requires the commission on salaries to recommend the director's salary.  Adjusts the position of the adjutant general to a vice director.  Eliminates the use of military allowance tables in setting the salary of the adjutant general.  Repeals the position of deputy adjutant general.

 

VMI, LAB, FIN

HB 1770

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Requires notation of veteran status on state driver's licenses and identification cards if desired by the applicant.

VMI, FIN

HB 1883

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.

Appropriates funds to support the veterans treatment court.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

VMI, JUD, FIN

HB 1907

(HSCR13-14)

Status

RELATING TO HUNTING LICENSES.

Establishes a lifetime hunting license for qualified disabled veterans and veterans who have received a purple heart.

 

WAL, VMI, JUD

HB 2071

Status

RELATING TO GOLD STAR FAMILY DAY.

Designates the last Sunday in September as "Gold Star Family Day".

 

VMI

HB 2073

Status

RELATING TO MEMORIALS.

Appropriates funds for the planning, design, and construction of a Hawaii Gulf War Memorial to be located at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, on the island of Oahu, and replicas of the memorial to be located at state veterans' cemeteries statewide.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 2074

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Authorizes the issuance of GO bonds for the construction of a long-term care facility for veterans contingent upon the receipt of federal funds.  Effective July 1, 2014.

 

VMI, HLT, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOWING

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·     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

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

·     The date and time of the hearing; and

·     Measure number. 

 

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Rep. K. Mark Takai

Chair