STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1757
RE: H.C.R. No. 113
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 113 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION CONVENING THE MULTIPLE LANGUAGES EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION WORKING GROUP,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) The convening of a Multiple Languages Emergency Notification Working Group (Working Group) chaired by the Director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, or the Director's designee, to develop a plan to provide emergency notifications in multiple languages for residents and visitors with limited English proficiency; and
(2) That the Working Group submit a report to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2020.
The Disability and Communication Access Board, Office of Language Access, and Hawai‘i Friends of Civil Rights offered comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requesting that the Working Group chairperson invite representatives from the Hawai‘i State Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Inter-Agency Council for Refugee and Immigrant Services to serve as Working Group members; and
(2) Providing certified copies of the Concurrent Resolution to the Chairperson of the Hawai‘i State Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Chairperson of the Inter-Agency Council for Refugee and Immigrant Services.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 113, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 113, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs,
GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair