HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Kaniela Ing

 

 

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, MILITARY, & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, & CULTURE AND THE ARTS

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti, Chair

Rep. Beth Fukumoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2645

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

Clarifies that a civil liability exemption for providing emergency access during a disaster applies to facilities receiving compensation and to owners who sell commodities to people seeking emergency access shelter on the owner's property; provided that the owner does not engage in price gouging.

 

PBS/VMI, JUD

HB 2673

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCIES.

Prohibits places of public accommodation from denying shelter to any person when the State, or any portion thereof, is the subject of an emergency alert that advises the public to immediately seek shelter. Provides for an unspecified civil penalty for each violation. Provides immunity from civil liability, with certain exceptions.

 

PBS/VMI, JUD, FIN

HB 2693

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires businesses and homeowners to provide shelter upon missile threat alert. Provides immunity to businesses and homeowners. Requires the Hawaii Advisory Council on Emergency management to develop a plan for emergency and disaster response. Requires legislative report. Appropriates moneys.

 

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DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 1 copies (including an original) to Room 311 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8464 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6340 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Chair

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair