STAND. COM. REP. NO.  521-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2238

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 2238 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to encourage public schools to prepare for emergencies, including preparing a plan for a nuclear threat.  Specifically, this measure:


     (1)  Requires the Superintendent of Education to award grants to schools that adequately prepare for emergencies by practicing emergency drills, effectively communicating emergency plans to parents and guardians of students, and presenting a detailed list of supplies necessary for students to remain at a school shelter for forty-eight hours in the event of an emergency; and


     (2)  Appropriating funds for grants to purchase the necessary supplies.


     The Department of Education, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and three concerned individuals testified in support of this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2238, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2238, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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