STAND. COM. REP. NO. 314-18
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 Committees on Public Safety and Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.B. No. 2452 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require 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 against hurricanes or nuclear fallout.
The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Ho‘omanapono Political Action Committee, and Ho‘omana Pono, LLC supported this measure. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, Department of Accounting and General Services, and a concerned individual offered comments.
Your Committees note that a suggestion was made to postpone the date requiring the design of all state buildings constructed to include a shelter room from July 1, 2018 to a later date. Your Committees also note that the Department of Accounting and General Services suggested that the State Building Code Council be consulted on this measure.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the shelter room shall be capable of protecting individuals from Category 3 hurricanes;
(2) Deleting a reference to nuclear fallout; and
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Public Safety and Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2452, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2452, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Public Safety and Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts,
MATTHEW S. LOPRESTI, Chair
GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair