STAND. COM. REP. NO. 94
RE: H.B. No. 953
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness, to which was referred H.B. No. 953 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee finds that the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has nearly exhausted its funding to support the management and implementation of hazardous mitigation projects. There are various projects to mitigate situations that are deemed hazardous that require immediate action. However, these necessary projects will not be possible without proper funding. This measure will ensure the continuation of hazardous mitigation projects and expand the program by establishing the Hazard Mitigation Special Fund.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an effective date of July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 953, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 953, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness,
LINDA ICHIYAMA, Chair