STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1606

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   S.B. No. 1211

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1211, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE MAJOR DISASTER FUND,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to increase the ability of the State to respond to a major disaster by increasing the Major Disaster Fund expenditure ceilings.  Specifically, this measure:

 

(1)  Increases to $10,000,000 the respective expenditure ceilings for immediate relief of a single emergency or disaster and for obtaining matching federal disaster relief funds; and

 

(2)  Requires the Director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to submit a report to the Legislature within one month of any allotment or expenditure of Major Disaster Fund moneys.

 

     No testimony was received on this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1)  Changing the expenditure ceilings to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1211, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1211, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair