HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, MILITARY, & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, & CULTURE AND THE ARTS

Rep. Ken Ito, Chair

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Takashi Ohno

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 09, 2015

TIME:

9:05 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 323

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE DISASTER REVOLVING LOAN FUND.

Authorizes the use of funds in the State disaster revolving fund to be used for loans to individuals and business impacted by the downsizing of military in Hawaii.  Appropriates moneys.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 564

Status

RELATING TO VIETNAM WAR COMMEMORATION.

Appropriates funds for programs, ceremonies, and activities commemorating the 50TH Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 878

Status

RELATING TO THE MILITARY.

Allows reservists and national guard members in active service who desire to run for office to file nomination papers and take their oaths by mail.

 

VMI, JUD

HB 881

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

Establishes a veterans coordinator position within the Office of Veterans' Services to assist all veterans, with a primary focus on female veterans, who served on active duty for the full period they were activated.  Makes an appropriation. 

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1076

Status

RELATING TO TUITION WAIVERS.

Allows UH and the community colleges to waive tuition for spouses and children of totally disabled veterans and active or reserve members of the armed forces who were killed in action.

 

VMI, HED, FIN

HB 1114

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Authorizes the use of moneys in the works of art special fund to be used for preventive maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, or restoration of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, Washington Place, Royal Mausoleum at Mauna Ala, No. 1 Capitol District Building, and the state capitol.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1120

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires that a percentage of the annual purchasing expenditure of the State set-aside for small businesses be awarded to veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, in addition to any other preferences provided under the Procurement Code for such businesses.

 

VMI, EDB, FIN

HB 1153

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS.

Exempts qualifying totally and permanently disabled veterans from paying the State motor vehicle registration fee.  Requires the office of veterans services to report the number of qualifying veterans to the legislature and department of taxation.  Applies to motor vehicle registration occurring on or after September 1, 2015.

 

VMI, TRN, FIN

HB 1256

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.

Makes an appropriation for the establishment of 4 full-time positions (4.0 FTE) at the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1368

Status

RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION.

Amends commission membership and funding source of staffing for the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission.  Appropriates funds.

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1424

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL AREA.

Designates the walkway behind the capitol building as Memorial Mall.  Creates a working group to design a bronze frieze and kahili to portray Hawaiian rulers in perpetuity and to interchange the Queen Lili‘uokalani statue located on the capitol grounds with the Eternal Flame memorial on Beretania Street.

 

VMI, WAL, FIN

HB 1430

Status

RELATING TO MAKUA VALLEY.

Establishes Makua Valley Reserve Commission to oversee control and management of Makua Valley.  Subject to Commission oversight, requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to implement controls and permitted uses for the Valley and provide administrative support to the Commission.

 

VMI, WAL, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.  Testimony should indicate:

·     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

·     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

·     The date and time of the hearing; and

·     Measure number. 

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER:  20 copies (including an original) to Room 322 in the State Capitol;

FAX:       For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6271 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB:     For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website.  This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8470 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements.  Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Ken Ito

Chair