STAND. COM. REP. NO. 745

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 942

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 942, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to direct the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (Foundation) to commission an artist to design and build a monument to honor and commemorate Filipino veterans of World War II in a location to be selected by the Foundation and to appropriate funds from the Works of Art Special Fund for this purpose.

 

The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission; Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights; National Federation of Filipino American Associations Region 12; Nursing Advocates & Mentors, Inc.; Filipino American Citizens League; and several individuals testified in support of this measure. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and State Office of Veterans Services provided comments on this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 942, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair