STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3295
RE: S.B. No. 2406
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2406, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EXPLOSION DETECTION TECHNOLOGY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require and appropriate funds for certain county police departments to purchase and deploy explosion detection technology for departmental use.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from one individual.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Honolulu Police Department.
Your Committee finds that illegal gunfire and illegal fireworks use pose safety risks and health hazards to the State's visitors and residents. Your Committee further finds that explosion detection technology like the technology required and funded by this measure is used successfully in more than ninety cities nationwide to allow law enforcement agencies to rapidly detect and respond to explosive-related crimes.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the appropriation and expenditure provisions shall apply to each county having a population of less than five hundred thousand;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 S.B. No. 2406, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2406, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair