STAND. COM. REP. NO.946-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 50
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 50 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO STUDY SAFETY AND SECURITY CONCERNS AT THE WAIPAHU CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX AND THE KAPOLEI STATE OFFICE BUILDING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution, as received by your Committee, is to request the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) to study safety and security concerns at the Waipahu Civic Center Complex and the Kapolei State Office Building.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Public Safety (PSD), Department of Education, Hawaii Government Employees Association, and numerous concerned individuals. LRB submitted comments.
Your Committee finds that the concerns of public employees working in these buildings are compelling. However, the LRB is not equipped or staffed to carry out a study of this nature.
PSD has completed a review of the buildings within the Waipahu Civic Center Complex and has scheduled visits to the Kapolei State Office Building. Your Committee hopes that this measure will expedite a review in other state office buildings where workers conduct business directly with the public.
Upon further review, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requesting PSD to conduct the study instead of LRB;
(2) Expanding the scope of the measure to include other state office buildings where state workers conduct business directly with the public;
(3) Amending its title to read: "HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO STUDY SAFETY AND SECURITY CONCERNS AT THE WAIPAHU CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX, THE KAPOLEI STATE OFFICE BUILDING, AND OTHER STATE OFFICE BUILDINGS WHERE STATE WORKERS CONDUCT BUSINESS DIRECTLY WITH THE PUBLIC";
(3) Expanding the scope of the study to include:
(A) Determining the need of building safety plans;
(B) An assessment of the proper placement of State offices to minimize movement of the public throughout the building; and
(C) Determining the need for building safety committees;
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity and style.
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. 50, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 50, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs,
NESTOR GARCIA, Chair