STAND. COM. REP. NO. 676

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 419

S.D. 2

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred S.B. No. 419, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SELECTIVE SERVICE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require 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; and

 

(2) Provide certain exceptions to registering with the Selective Service System.

 

Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the University of Hawaii System.

 

Your Committee finds that compliance with the Military Selective Service Act (Act) is essential for the continued existence of a military force for the protection and security of all citizens. However, many who are required to register for selective service do not register. Given the importance of compliance with the Act, this measure conforms with similar selective service registration requirements of the federal government to ensure and increase compliance with the Act.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Labor that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 419, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 419, S.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Labor,

 

 

 

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GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair