STAND. COM. REP. NO. 854
RE: H.B. No. 378
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 378, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish a stable and dedicated funding source for repatriation and burial costs for Filipino-American World War II veterans by appropriating funds to the Office of Veterans Services for the provision of burial grants for Filipino-American World War II veterans, subject to certain conditions.
The Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission, Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club, Oahu County Democrats, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Filipina Advocacy Network, The Filipino Community Center, Inc., Law Office of Abelina Madrid Shaw, AAL, LLLC, and an individual submitted testimony in support of the measure. The State Office of Veterans Services provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 378, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair