STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1428

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 1417

S.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs, 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 Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, Region 11, and Law Office of Abelina Madrid Shaw, AAL, LLLC supported this measure. The State Office of Veterans' Services and Department of Budget and Finance 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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1417, S.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair