STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2440
RE: S.B. No. 3072
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 3072 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Require statewide inventories of hospitals, dialysis centers, medical facilities, satellite phones, and generators to provide backup power; and
(2) Appropriate funds to procure non-perishable food and ensure that food stocks are appropriately rotated.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Defense and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that as an island state, Hawaii is vulnerable to catastrophic natural disasters such as floods, volcanic eruptions, and high winds that can devastate communities. Your Committee further finds that the State needs to be more proactive when preparing for natural disasters to ensure the safety of residents and visitors of the State at any given time. This measure will improve disaster preparedness and response by having an inventory of necessary resources and facilities throughout the State.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3072 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair