STAND. COM. REP. NO. 738-18
RE: H.B. No. 2697
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.B. No. 2697, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VETERANS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to assist Hawaii's veterans, including their families and dependents, by requiring the Office of Veterans' Services to organize, coordinate, and conduct an annual State of Hawaii Veterans Summit and to appropriate funds to conduct the Summit.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring the State of Hawaii Veterans Summit to be conducted biennially rather than annually;
(2) Changing its effective date to March 19, 2100, to facilitate further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2697, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2697, H.D. 2, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts,
MATTHEW S. LOPRESTI, Chair