STAND. COM. REP. NO. 795-18
RE: H.B. No. 2452
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2452, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to ensure disaster preparedness by requiring the design of all State buildings constructed on or after July 1, 2018, to include a shelter room or area that is capable of protecting individuals from Category 3 hurricanes.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure. The Department of Accounting and General Services testified in opposition. The Disability and Communication Access Board provided comments.
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 H.B. No. 2452, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair