STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1778

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 91

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs and Health, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 91 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY CONVENE A RESILIENCY HEALTH DISASTER TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A COORDINATED STATEWIDE RESILIENCY HEALTH DISASTER PLAN,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to convene a resiliency health disaster task force to develop a coordinated statewide resiliency health disaster plan.

 

Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from one individual. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

 

You Committees find that Hawaii is vulnerable to a wide range of economic, social, and environmental hazards that threaten the health, safety, and well-being of its people. Many of these challenges disproportionately impact low-income communities and small businesses, who are often not prepared for such events. This measure will create a task force to develop a coordinated statewide resiliency health disaster plan that will help ensure that local residents and businesses are prepared for the impact of future health-related disasters.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs and Health that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 91, and recommend its adoption.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs and Health,

 

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JARRETT KEOHOKALOLE, Chair

 

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CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair