STAND. COM. REP. NO. 904

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1180

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1180, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTERS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Appropriate funds for disaster relief, recovery, mitigation, and remediation activities for the County of Hawaii; and

 

(2) Require reporting of monthly expenditures to the Department of Budget and Finance.

 

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, Councilmembers representing Districts 1 & 4 of the Hawaii County Council, County of Hawaii Department of Research & Development, Hawaiian Electric Company Inc. and its subsidiary utilities Maui Electric Company, Ltd. and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., Maui County Farm Bureau, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Kohala Coast Resort Association, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Vacationland Hawaii Community Association, Kapoho Kai Water Association, and several concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Agriculture and Kapoho Land Partnership commented on this measure.

 

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. 1180, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair