STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3537
RE: H.B. No. 2698
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2698, H.D. 3, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO VETERANS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys to honor the one hundredth anniversary of World War I with activities that commenced on April 2, 2017, and will end on November 11, 2018.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of Veterans Services; American Legion Kau Tom Post 11; American Veterans Hawaii; Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America; Daughters of the American Revolution; Department of Hawaii, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US; Hawaii Commandery of the Military Order of Foreign Wars; Hawaii Pacific University; Kanehili Cultural Hui; Military Order of the World Wars; Military Order of the World Wars, Gaylord Dillingham Chapter; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor; Pacific Region AUSA; Sons of Confederate Veterans; 808 Cleanups; and thirteen individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that honoring those who served in World War I, including those from Hawaii, will promote historical education and appreciation for veterans in the State.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2698, H.D. 3, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair