STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1934
RE: S.B. No. 1343
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1343, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SELECTIVE SERVICE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to enact the Selective Service Registration Awareness and Compliance Act (Act). Specifically, this measure requires that individuals from ages 18 through 25 comply with the Military Selective Service Act to:
(1) Be eligible to enroll in a state-supported post-secondary educational institution;
(2) Qualify for state financial assistance for post-secondary education; or
(3) Be eligible for state or county employment or service.
The United States Selective Service System and Hawaii Headquarters of the United States Selective Service System testified in support of this measure. The Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission, Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, Hawai‘i Friends of Civil Rights, Americans for Democratic Action, Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i Political Action Committee, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, American Civil Liberties Union Hawai‘i, and an individual testified in opposition to this measure. The University of Hawai‘i System provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050; provided that the Act shall take effect on January 1 following the enactment of federal law that expands the requirement that certain male individuals register with the United States Selective Service to also include female individuals.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1343, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1343, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair