STAND. COM. REP. NO. 534
RE: H.B. No. 1488
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Legislative Management and Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1488 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL,"
beg leave to report as follows:
(1) Requiring the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS), in consultation with the Legislature and agencies responsible for security at the State Capitol and Washington Place, to develop and implement an enhanced security plan;
(2) Appropriating funds for each year of Fiscal Biennium 2019-2021 to begin implementation of short-term improvements and planning for long-term improvements;
(3) Requiring DAGS to submit a report to the Legislature on its progress and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, no later than 20 days prior to the convening of the Regular Sessions of 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Appropriating funds for:
(A) DAGS to plan and implement security improvements, including the planning, design, and installation of vehicular barriers, at the State Capitol; and
(B) The Department of Public Safety to purchase or lease security screening equipment as necessary and to contract the services of private screening personnel at the State Capitol; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
The amendments to this measure are intended to address current safety concerns at and surrounding the State Capitol in addition to the short-term and long-term public safety and public access considerations through the development and implementation of an enhanced security plan.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Legislative Management and Judiciary that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1488, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1488, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Legislative Management and Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair
TY J.K. CULLEN, Chair