STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1383

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 609

S.D. 2

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 Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 609, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Create the Homeland Security and Resiliency Council to identify electric grid and other critical infrastructure needs and provide recommendations for enhancing grid and critical infrastructure resiliency throughout the State; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds to support the Council.

 

The Adjutant General, Department of Transportation, Honolulu Board of Water Supply, and two individuals supported this measure. The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Office of Planning, Office of Homeland Security, Office of Information Practices, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Ltd., and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. provided comments.

Your Committee notes that testimony was raised stating that there are existing relevant authorities, responsibilities, and objectives that undertake the needs this measure seeks to address, and that this measure may not be necessary.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 609, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 609, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Public Safety, Veterans, & Military Affairs.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,

 

 

 

 

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NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair