CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 108-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2016

 

RE:    H.B. No. 2489

       S.D. 1

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sirs:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate in H.B. No. 2489, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this measure is to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces by:

 

     (1)  Addressing the various problems and needs of all veterans, with a primary focus on female veterans who served on active duty for the full period they were activated, by appropriating funds to establish one full-time equivalent permanent Veterans Services Counselor IV position in the Office of Veterans' Services; and

 

     (2)  Appropriating funds for military and veterans commemoration events.

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Appropriating the amount of $50,772 to establish one full-time equivalent permanent Veterans Services Counselor IV position in the Office of Veterans' Services;

 

     (2)  Appropriating the amount of $200,000 for the Vietnam veterans fiftieth anniversary commemoration;

 

     (3)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2016; and

 

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

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2489, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2489, S.D. 1, C.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

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CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair

 

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KEN ITO, Co-Chair

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DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Co-Chair

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Co-Chair

 

 

 

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JAMES KUNANE TOKIOKA, Co-Chair