STAND. COM. REP. NO. 859-18
RE: H.B. No. 2196
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. 2196, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to increase public safety by:
(1) Establishing a pilot program within the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, to retrofit specified Department of Education buildings to meet or exceed various building codes established to enable a building to withstand category three hurricane weather conditions; and
(2) Authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to retrofit the Department of Education buildings.
Ho‘omanapono Political Action Committee and the Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure. The Department of Education and Hawaii Emergency Management Agency 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. 2196, 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