STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1200


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 955

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Public Safety, to which was referred S.B. No. 955, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish the Hawaii State Fusion Center as a program under the Office of Homeland Security that would be overseen by a director to be appointed by the Director of Homeland Security.


     The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, Office of Homeland Security, Department of Human Services, and Honolulu Police Department supported this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2090, to promote further discussion; and


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


     Should your Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committee respectfully suggests that it consider requiring the Hawaii State Fusion Center director appointee to have expertise and experience in fields that relate to the position.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 955, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 955, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety,