Notice of Proposed Rule Adoption
The State of Hawaii Department of Defense, Office of Veterans Services is proposing to adopt a new rule within the Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 7-31. It is proposed to amend HAR § 7-31-4 by adding § 7-31-4.3. This proposed rule is based in Hawaii Revised Statutes § 363-13. The proposed rule concerns disbursement of World War II Filipino veterans burial grant funds.
A copy of the proposed rule to be adopted is contained on the Lieutenant Governor’s website http://dod.hawaii.gov/ovs/legislation/
A copy of the proposed rule to be adopted will be mailed to any interested person who requests a copy. Requests may be made in writing to:
State of Hawaii, Office of Veterans Services
459 Patterson Road
E-Wing, Room 1-A103
Honolulu, HI 96819-1522
The proposed rule may be reviewed in person at the above address during regular business hours (7:45AM to 12:00 Noon, and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and weekends).
Public hearings concerning the proposed rules will be held on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai. All interested persons may submit data, views, or arguments orally or in writing. The hearings will be held on the following dates, times, and locations:
Monday, November 27, 2017 2:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M.
Oahu Veterans Center
1298 Kukila Street
Honolulu, HI 96818
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2:00P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
ILWU Union Hall
100 West Lanikauala Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M.
Kona Vets Center
Hale Kui Plaza
73-4976 Kamanu Street, Suite 207
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Friday, December 1, 2017 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Kauai Veterans Center
3215 Kauai Veterans Memorial Highway
Lihue, HI 96766
Following these public hearings, the Office of Veterans Services will fully consider all oral and written testimony. The Office will render a decision concerning the proposed rule within 30 days following the last hearing noted above. If you wish to submit written comments without attending one of the hearings above, please mail them the Office of Veterans Services at 459 Patterson Road, E-Wing, Room 1-A103, Honolulu, HI 96819-1522 (Attn: Burial Adjudications). All written comments must be postmarked by December 1, 2017.