STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2158

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 1417

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1417, S.D. 2, 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 sustained funding source within the Office of Veterans' Services for the repatriation and burial costs for Filipino-American World War II veterans.

 

The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission; Filipina Advocacy Network; Oahu County Democrats Legislative Priorities Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Hawaii Filipino Lawyers Association; Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, Region 11; and Law Office of Abelina Madrid Shaw, AAL, LLLC submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Defense and Department of Budget and Finance provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Removing its preamble; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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 S.B. No. 1417, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1417, S.D. 2, H.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair