STAND. COM. REP. NO. 247
RE: S.B. No. 1112
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1112 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require that the minimum appointment eligibility for the Adjutant General be an officer that holds or has held a commission of the rank of Colonel in the military grade of O6 or above in the Army or Air National Guard, state defense force, or the Army or Air Force active component of the United States or a reserve component thereof and has no administrative actions that would prevent promotion to the rank of a general officer in the military grade of O7 or O8.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Defense.
Your Committee finds that Hawaii does not have substantive qualifying criteria for the Governor to use in the selection of the Adjutant General. Your Committee further finds that the key role the Adjutant General plays in the safety and security of the people of Hawaii warrants this individual to have certain experience. This measure provides qualifying criteria to assist with the selection of the Adjutant General.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1112, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1112, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair