STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1601
RE: H.B. No. 961
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 961, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY DEPENDENTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to streamline the professional licensing process for active duty military spouses who hold licenses in other jurisdictions and to make military dependents exempt from residency requirements for state employment.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Professional and Vocational Licensing Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Department of Human Resources Development, State of Hawaii Department of Defense, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and six individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that this measure will create opportunities for military families to seek employment, while adding to the State's pool of qualified and experienced candidates for employment.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 H.B. No. 961, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 961, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair