CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO.95

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: S.B. No. 2737

H.D. 1

C.D. 1

 

 

Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the Senate to the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives in S.B. No. 2737, H.D. 1, entitled:

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF,"

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

The purpose of this measure is to extend immunity to public and private agencies and entities engaged in civil defense functions, including the various branches of the military, the national guard, public utilities, and private entities.

Your Committee on Conference amended the bill by reformatting its provisions to:

(1) Clarify that the public and private agencies and entities listed shall have immunity only from civil liability when engaged in civil defense functions; and

(2) Separate the provisions regarding armed forces personnel, to clearly provide both civil and criminal immunity to the United States army, air force, navy, marines or coast guard, and the national guard from any other state when assisting civil authorities engaged in civil defense functions.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2737, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2737, H.D. 1, C.D. 1.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

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ERIC G. HAMAKAWA, Co-Chair

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CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair

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KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Co-Chair

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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Co-Chair

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MICHAEL Y. MAGAOAY, Co-Chair