REPORT TITLE:
Veterans Cemeteries


DESCRIPTION:
Appropriates funds for maintenance at veterans cemeteries in the
counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui.  (HB2243 HD2)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 2
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                     
STATE OF HAWAII                                                 
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR VETERANS CEMETERIES.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that burials for qualified
 
 2 veterans and their dependents in veterans cemeteries on Hawaii,
 
 3 Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and the Hawaii state veterans
 
 4 cemetery on Oahu is an honor reserved for those who served their
 
 5 country in either peacetime or wartime.  Establishment of these
 
 6 veterans cemeteries reflects the commitment of the people of
 
 7 Hawaii to those who served in the armed forces of the United
 
 8 States.
 
 9      The legislature further finds that Hawaii's veterans
 
10 cemeteries suffer from inadequate care and maintenance due to the
 
11 lack of sufficient funding necessary to maintain these facilities
 
12 at the level they deserve.
 
13      The purpose of this Act is to provide adequate funds for the
 
14 care and maintenance of veterans cemeteries in Hawaii.
 
15      SECTION 2.  There is appropriated out of the general
 
16 revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $1 or so much thereof
 
17 as may be necessary for fiscal year 2000-2001 for the maintenance
 
18 of state veterans cemeteries in the county of Hawaii.
 
19      SECTION 3.  There is appropriated out of the general
 
20 revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $1 or so much thereof
 

 
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 1 as may be necessary for fiscal year 2000-2001 for the maintenance
 
 2 of the state veterans cemetery in the county of Kauai.
 
 3      SECTION 4.  There is appropriated out of the general
 
 4 revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $1 or so much thereof
 
 5 as may be necessary for fiscal year 2000-2001 for the maintenance
 
 6 of state veterans cemeteries in the county of Maui.
 
 7      SECTION 5.  The sums appropriated shall be expended by the
 
 8 department of defense as a grant to each county for the
 
 9 maintenance of veterans cemeteries; provided that these funds
 
10 shall be transferred to the respective directors of finance for
 
11 each county at the beginning of the 2000-2001 fiscal year.
 
12      SECTION 6.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2000.