STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1051

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.C.R. No. 188

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 188 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH A VETERANS RESOURCE OFFICE TO SUPPORT VETERANS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to address the unique challenges and educational needs of student veterans attending or seeking to attend the campuses of the University of Hawaii System by requesting the University to establish a Veterans Resource Office and a Veterans Resource Center on each campus to support veterans in obtaining high quality degrees and increase veteran enrollment.

 

     The Office of Veterans' Services supported this measure.  The University of Hawaii System supported the intent of this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1)  Changing references to the "University of Hawaii" to the "University of Hawaii System," including changing its title to read as follows:  "HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM TO ESTABLISH A VETERANS RESOURCE OFFICE AND CENTER TO SUPPORT VETERANS;"

 

(2)  Urging each Veterans Resource Center, in addition to other matters, to collaborate with the Director of the Office of Veterans' Services on matters relating to student veterans; and

 

(3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for style, clarity, and consistency.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 188, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Higher Education in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 188, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts,

 

 

 

 

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KEN ITO, Chair