STAND. COM. REP. NO. 257

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 492

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 Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 492 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE CODE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require that the State Fire Code be adopted pursuant to the Sunshine Law instead of the Hawaii Administrative Procedure Act.

 

The Hawaii State Fire Council, Honolulu Fire Department, Hawaii County Fire Department, and Maui Fire Department testified in support of this measure. The Building Industry Association of Hawaii testified in opposition.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 492, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 492, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair