STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3327
RE: S.B. No. 3073
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 3073, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Defense for the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of World War II.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of the Veterans' Services of the Department of Defense, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, 75th World War II Commemoration Committee, Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, USS Missouri Memorial Association, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that Hawaii played a prominent role in World War II. The attack on Pearl Harbor thrust the United States into the war, and the heroism and sacrifice of many of Hawaii's Nisei soldiers is well documented and highlights the incredible determination and loyalty that is truly representative of the "Greatest Generation."
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3073, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair