STAND. COM. REP. NO. 317-18
RE: H.B. No. 1223
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. 1223 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY IN THE ARTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to encourage relevant programming and partnerships between arts organizations and military bases in the State, military organizations, and veterans' assistance agencies to provide greater access to the arts for active duty military members, veterans, and their families, and to make a significant contribution to the quality of life of the State's military community by appropriating funds for an arts in the military program within the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
The Office of Veterans Services, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and Rainbow Family 808 testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to December 23, 2083, to facilitate further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of 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. 1223, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1223, H.D. 1, 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