STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1651
RE: H.B. No. 1180
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, 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 and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for disaster relief, recovery, mitigation, and remediation in the County of Hawaii.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of the Governor; Department of Agriculture; Hawaii Emergency Management Agency; County of Hawaii Department of Research and Development; the County of Hawaii Council Member for District 3; Hawaiian Community Assets; Kohala Coast Resort Association; Pele Lani Farm, LLC.; Kapoho Land Partnership; Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Hawaii Farm Bureau; and seven individuals.
Your Committee finds that the funds appropriated by this measure are needed to provide relief and repairs for homes, communities, businesses, farms, schools, cultural sites, water systems, electrical grids, and roadways damaged or destroyed by unprecedented volcanic eruptions on the island of Hawaii.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means 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 Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair