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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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 ADDED to the agenda: SB2742, SD1

 

SB 3046

(SSCR2524)

Status

RELATING TO GOLD STAR FAMILY DAY.

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

 

 

VMI

SB 2131, SD2

(SSCR2610)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Requires the board of regents of the University of Hawaii to waive the nonresident tuition and fee differential for veterans of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy, who were honorably discharged, beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

VMI, HED, FIN

SB 2597, SD1

(SSCR2772)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A WAR MEMORIAL.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates the proceeds therefrom for fiscal year 2014-2015 to the office of veterans' services for the planning, design, and construction of a memorial honoring the veterans of the Persian Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Global War on Terrorism, Homeland Defense, and Operation Noble Eagle, and those who have protected our borders by land, sea, and air. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

VMI, FIN

SB 2617, SD2

(SSCR2659)

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 unspecified amount for the 2013-2015 fiscal biennium. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

VMI, FIN

SB 2620, SD2

(SSCR2576)

Status

RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.

Allows works of art acquired using moneys from the works of art special fund to be displayed and maintained in public buildings, including federal, state, and county buildings. Effective July 1, 2020. (SD2)

VMI, FIN

 

 

 

SB 233

(SSCR2464)

Status

RELATING TO QUEEN LILIUOKALANI.

Changes inscription on Queen Liliuokalani statue to the dates of her coronation and death.

VMI, OMH, FIN

 

 

 

SB 2598, SD1

(SSCR2771)

Status

RELATING TO THE CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN HAWAII AND AFRICAN AMERICANS.

Establishes the Hawaii commission on African American History and Culture to recognize the contributions of the African American people in Hawaii and educate residents and visitors to the State about these contributions. Appropriates funds to the Governor for the expenses of the commission. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

VMI, FIN

SB 3107, SD1

(SSCR2522)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE INSTRUMENT.

Establishes and designates the ukulele as the official state instrument. Effective July 1, 2020. (SD1)

 

VMI

SB 317, SD1

(SSCR2302)

Status

RELATING TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY.

Re-designates the second Monday of October from "Discoverers' Day" to "Indigenous Peoples' Day". (SD1)

 

VMI

SB 3125, SD2

(SSCR2733)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a financial and management audit of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

VMI, FIN

 

 

 

SB 2742, SD1

(SSCR2712)

Status

RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PACIFIC-ASIA INSTITUTE FOR RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY.

Establishes the Pacific-Asia institute for resilience and sustainability to provide the structure and opportunity for a new generation of leaders to emerge who possess the ability to address Hawaii and the Pacific-Asia region's risks from natural and man-made hazards and to develop solutions for sustainable economic growth within the region's unique physical and cultural diversity. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)

 

VMI, FIN

HR 26 / HCR 44 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS TO ESTABLISH AND ADMINISTER A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE CREATION OF URBAN ART ON STATE-OWNED PROPERTY.

VMI, WAL

 

 

 

HR 12 / HCR 30

(HSCR670-14) /

(HSCR671-14)

Status / Status

HONORING KING KAMEHAMEHA THE GREAT AND HIS DESCENDANTS BY SHARING HIS STORY WITH A GLOBAL AUDIENCE, PROMOTING CEREMONIES AND ACTIVITIES THAT CELEBRATE HIS VISION AND HAWAII'S CULTURE AND HERITAGE, AND URGING ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII TO DO THE SAME.

OMH, VMI

 

 

 

HCR 45

Status

EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER PERSISTENT AND CREDIBLE REPORTS OF SYSTEMATIC, STATE-SANCTIONED ORGAN HARVESTING FROM NON-CONSENTING PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE, IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, INCLUDING FROM LARGE NUMBERS OF FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS IMPRISONED FOR THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND MEMBERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS AND ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS.

VMI, JUD

 

 

 

HCR 61

Status

URGING THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO RESTRICT THE USE OF LETHAL AUTONOMOUS ROBOTICS.

VMI

 

 

 

HR 47 / HCR 68 /

Status / Status

URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY FOR VETERANS CONTINGENT UPON THE RECEIPT OF FEDERAL FUNDS.

 

VMI, HLT

HR 22 / HCR 41 /

Status / Status

URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO GRANT VETERANS BENEFITS TO FILIPINO VETERANS WHO FOUGHT IN WORLD WAR II BUT WERE SUBSEQUENTLY DENIED THE BENEFITS TO WHICH THEY WERE ENTITLED.

 

VMI

HR 23 / HCR 42 /

Status / Status

URGING CONGRESS AND HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SUPPORT THE VETERANS HEALTH AND BENEFITS IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2013 AND SUPPORT THE RECOGNITION AS VETERANS OF THOSE WHO SERVE IN THE NATIONAL GUARD.

VMI

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     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