STAND. COM. REP. NO.436-02

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: H.C.R. No. 27

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 27 entitled:

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON STATEWIDE EFFORTS TO PREVENT TERRORISM, THE STATE'S LEVEL OF PREPAREDNESS IN THE EVENT OF A TERRORIST ACT, AND THE TIMELINESS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE STATE'S EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM,"

begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the Department of Defense, with the corporation of the Hawaii Emergency Preparedness Executive Committee, to conduct a study on statewide efforts to prevent terrorism, the State's level of preparedness in the event of a terrorist act, and the timeliness and effectiveness of the State's emergency response system.

The Department of Defense, the Emergency Management Command from the Honolulu Police Department, and the Department of Public Safety testified in support of this measure.

Although your Committee recognizes the Adjutant General's concerns of not divulging classified or law enforcement sensitive material to the public, it is not the intent of this measure to require such disclosure. Your Committee finds that this study is extremely necessary to continue a statewide effort to keep Hawaii secure and reduce our vulnerability to terrorism.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 27 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs,

 

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NESTOR GARCIA, Chair