THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1343

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO SELECTIVE SERVICE.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature recognizes that sufficient strength in armed forces must be achieved and maintained to ensure the security of the United States. In a free society, the obligations and privileges of serving in the armed forces and the reserve components should be shared in accordance with a system of selection that is fair and just, and consistent with maintaining an effective national economy.

The legislature finds that to achieve these national security goals, Congress enacted the United States Military Selective Service Act, title 50 United States Code section 3801, which requires all male citizens and males residing in the United States, except for lawfully admitted non-immigrants, to register with the Selective Service System upon reaching the age of eighteen.

The legislature further finds that any person who is not in compliance with the Military Selective Service Act is ineligible for federal student financial assistance and employment within the executive branch of the federal government.

The purpose of this Act is to require compliance with the Military Selective Service Act to be eligible for enrollment in a state-supported post-secondary educational institution or qualify for state financial assistance for post-secondary education, or to be eligible for state or county employment or service.

SECTION 2. The Hawaii Revised Statutes is amended by adding a new chapter to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"Chapter    

SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION AWARENESS AND COMPLIANCE ACT

   -1 Short title. This chapter shall be known as the "Selective Service Registration Awareness and Compliance Act".

   -2 Definitions. As used in this chapter:

"Military Selective Service Act" means title 50 United States Code section 3801 et seq.

   -3 Compliance; post-secondary education enrollment and financial assistance. (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any person who is not in compliance with the Military Selective Service Act shall not be:

(1) Permitted to enroll in, or receive education from, a state-supported post-secondary educational institution, including a university, college, community college, professional school, research facility, education center, or institution within the University of Hawaii system; and

(2) Eligible to receive a loan, grant, scholarship, or other financial assistance for post-secondary education that is provided, supported, or guaranteed by the State.

(b) The University of Hawaii shall ensure that applicants and enrollees under its jurisdiction comply with the Military Selective Service Act for the purposes of this section.

   -4 Compliance; state and county employment and service. (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any person who is not in compliance with the Military Selective Service Act shall not be eligible for:

(1) Employment by the State or any of its political subdivisions; and

(2) Service for the State or any of its political subdivisions, including all offices, self-governing bodies, boards and commissions, departments, agencies, institutions, and instrumentalities.

(b) The State and the respective counties shall ensure that employees under their jurisdiction comply with the Military Selective Service Act for the purposes of this section.

   -5 Exceptions. A person shall not be denied a right, privilege, or benefit under this chapter for noncompliance with the Military Selective Service Act if the person is:

(1) Under eighteen years of age or over twenty-six years of age;

(2) Serving in the armed forces of the United States on active duty, other than in a reserve or National Guard unit, or has already served in the armed forces or has a condition that would preclude acceptability for military service;

(3) Neither a United States citizen nor a resident immigrant;

(4) A permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands or the Northern Mariana Islands; or

(5) Excused from registration for some other reason provided by the Military Selective Service Act; provided that the individual claiming an exception pursuant to this paragraph shall provide a written statement to the entity with which the individual is claiming an exception describing the exception claimed.

   -6 Severability. If any provision of this chapter, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of the chapter which can be given without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this chapter are severable."

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050; provided that section 2 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.



 

Report Title:

Selective Service Registration Awareness and Compliance Act

 

Description:

Requires compliance with the federal Military Selective Service Act to be eligible for enrollment in a state-supported post-secondary institution, qualify for state financial assistance for post-secondary education, or be eligible for state or county employment or service. Provides exceptions. (SB1343 HD1)

 

 

 

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