STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1777
RE: H.C.R. No. 43
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 43 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING HAWAI‘I'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION AND THE GOVERNOR TO COLLABORATE WITH THE LEGISLATURE TO ENSURE EXPEDITED BURIALS FOR VETERANS, DECEASED ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES, AND THEIR SPOUSES AT VETERANS CEMETERIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge Hawai‘i's Congressional Delegation and the Governor to collaborate with the Legislature to ensure expedited burials for veterans, deceased active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, and their spouses at veterans cemeteries throughout the State of Hawai‘i by enacting appropriate legislation and providing adequate funding.
The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club, and a concerned individual supported this measure. The State Office of Veterans' Services offered comments on this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 43 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs,
GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair