HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

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

Rep. Ken Ito, Chair

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 09, 2017

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 429

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 168

Status

RELATING TO MEMORIALS.

Appropriates funds for the planning and design of a memorial to honor service members of the recent conflicts in the Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the various theaters of the Global War on Terrorism, to be located at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, on the island of Oahu, and replicas of the memorial to be located at state veterans cemeteries statewide.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 547, HD1

(HSCR25)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes an income tax credit for host families of foreign exchange individuals. (HB547 HD1)

 

EDN, VMI, FIN

HB 942

Status

RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS.

Appropriates funds for the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to commission an artist to design and build a monument at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu, Oahu, that honors Filipino veterans of World War II.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1420

Status

RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.

Appropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines; provided that federal funds remain unavailable and there remain eligible Filipino-American veterans living in the State.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1526

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL RELIEF FOR STATE MILITARY FORCES.

Conforms Chapter 657D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, concerning civil relief for state military forces to the federal Servicemember's Civil Relief Act. Waives filing fees and court costs for a service member or other person seeking to enforce rights pursuant to Chapter 657D.

 

VMI, JUD, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

This measure was previously heard on February 2, 2017.

 

HB 1529

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Prohibits discrimination in the rental of real property based on a veteran's use of HUD-VASH vouchers.

 

VMI, HSG, JUD

 

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Rep. Ken Ito

Chair