HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

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

Rep. Ken Ito, Chair

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 16, 2015

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 181, SD1

(SSCR719)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Allows the department of education to continue, until June 30, 2020, awarding high school diplomas to qualified veterans who did not receive a high school diploma as a result of compulsory induction into active service in the armed services of the United States or any person whose high school education was interrupted due to wartime practices such as internment during World War II. (SD1)

 

VMI, EDN, FIN

SB 332

(SSCR569)

Status

RELATING TO MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI DAY.

Designates October 2 of each year as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Day in Hawaii.

 

VMI

SB 343

(SSCR716)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Exempts qualifying totally and permanently disabled veterans from paying the State motor vehicle registration fee. Requires the office of veterans services to report the number of qualifying veterans to the legislature and department of taxation. Applies to motor vehicle registration occurring on or after September 1, 2015.

 

VMI, TRN, FIN

SB 559, SD2

(SSCR739)

Status

RELATING TO THE MILITARY.

Expands the office of veterans' services to include military affairs and establishes additional duties of the office; and appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

VMI, FIN

SB 825, SD2

(SSCR707)

Status

RELATING TO CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN HAWAII AND PUERTO RICO.

Establishes the temporary Puerto Rican exchange commission to coordinate a cultural exchange program between Hawaii and Puerto Rico to honor and recognize the contributions of the Puerto Rican people and commemorate the arrival of the Puerto Ricans to Hawaii. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

VMI, FIN

SB 1159, SD2

(SSCR691)

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS.

Exempts federal veterans disability benefits from claims of creditors and attachment, levy, and seizure to enforce a court judgment, except for certain child and spousal support cases. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD2)

 

VMI, FIN

SB 1177, SD1

(SSCR628)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.

Makes an appropriation for the establishment of four full-time equivalent positions (4.0 FTE) with the Hawaii state foundation on culture and the arts. (SD1)

 

VMI, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Ken Ito

Chair