HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

TIME:

10:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 430

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 23

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Requires a disaster preparedness plan to accompany each declaration for a new condominium property regime submitted for recordation after December 31, 2019. Requires each managing agent for each condominium property regime created before January 1, 2020, to prepare a disaster preparedness plan.

 

PVM, CPC, FIN

HB 378

Status

RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.

Appropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American World War II veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines. Requires funds for burial grants to not lapse to the general fund and remain available as needed.

 

PVM, FIN

HB 573

Status

RELATING TO TUITION WAIVERS.

Allows the University of Hawaii system, including the community colleges, to waive tuition for spouses and children of deceased members of the United States military and who qualify for a gold star lapel button.

 

PVM, LHE, FIN

HB 601

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION FEES.

Repeals the requirement that a disabled veteran be in receipt of disability retirement pay from the armed forces to be exempt from the payment of annual vehicle registration fees.

 

PVM, TRN, FIN

HB 602

Status

RELATING TO THE VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX.

Exempts from the vehicle weight tax a military member who is assigned to a unit outside of the State, is a member in good standing, and claims Hawaii as the member's state of legal residence for purposes of withholding state income taxes from the member's military pay.

 

PVM, TRN, FIN

HB 671

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS SERVICES.

Provides that a surviving unmarried same-sex partner of a deceased veteran may be interred at any state veterans cemetery if the surviving partner provides evidence that the couple would have married but for a state law prohibiting same-sex marriage.

 

PVM, JUD, FIN

HB 714

Status

RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTER PROTECTION.

Establishes a 3-year parametric disaster insurance pilot program within DAGS to be funded by the interest from the hurricane reserve trust fund.

 

PVM, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair