HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

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

Rep. Romy M. Cachola, Chair

Rep. Ken Ito, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 02, 2015

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 52

Status

RELATING TO THE SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION AWARENESS AND COMPLIANCE ACT.

Requires compliance with the Military Selective Service Act to be eligible for enrollment in a state-supported post-secondary institution, qualify for state financial assistance for post-secondary education, or be eligible for state or county employment or service. Provides exceptions.

 

VMI, HED, FIN

HB 89

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO MOOKINI LUAKINI, INC.

Appropriates funds to Mookini Luakini, Inc. to host children's day in Kohala.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 149

Status

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE JURISDICTION.

Cedes concurrent legislative jurisdiction to the United States for certain lands owned by the Navy or its components.

 

VMI, WAL, JUD

HB 604

Status

RELATING TO SAKADA DAY.

Designates December 20 of each year as Sakada Day in Hawaii.

 

VMI

HB 645

Status

RELATING TO THE MILITARY.

Makes an appropriation to address concerns relating to and the repair of the leaking underground fuel storage tanks at the Red Hill fuel storage facility.

 

VMI, EEP, FIN

HB 648

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the China-Hawaii Economic Council to further economic relations between China and Hawaii. Appropriates money.

 

VMI, EDB, FIN

HB 654

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the China-Hawaii economic council within the department of business, economic development, and tourism for economic development.

 

VMI, EDB, FIN

HB 800

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.

Places the state foundation on culture and the arts within the department of business, economic development, and tourism creative industries division instead of the department of accounting and general services. Designates the director of business, economic development, and tourism, instead of the comptroller, in selecting works of art for acquisition.

 

VMI, EDB, FIN

HB 805

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, FIN

HB 806

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.

 

VMI, JUD

HB 807

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

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

 

VMI, JUD

HB 877

Status

RELATING TO VEHICULAR TAXES.

Provides for a state vehicle weight tax for a vehicle registered to certain permanently totally disabled veterans of $50 for a vehicle that has a net weight of ten thousand pounds or less, or $100 for a vehicle that has a net weight of more than ten thousand pounds.

 

VMI, TRN, FIN

HB 879

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Directs the DOH to establish a comprehensive suicide prevention program for veterans. Appropriates moneys.

 

VMI, HLT, FIN

HB 1004

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Allows United States service military veterans to pay resident tuition at the UOH campuses.

 

VMI, HED, FIN

HB 1005

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.

Appropriates funds to support the Veterans Treatment Court.

 

VMI, JUD, FIN

HB 1119

Status

RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS.

Appropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines.

 

VMI

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Chair