STAND. COM. REP. NO. 900
RE: S.B. No. 1107
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1107, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to improve the mitigation of hazardous situations.
Specifically, this measure:
(1) Establishes the hazard mitigation special fund to accept revenues from the recovery and reimbursement of mitigating hazards and funds appropriated by the Legislature; and
(2) Specifies that moneys in the hazard mitigation special fund shall be used for personnel costs and operating and administrative costs deemed necessary by the agency to mitigate hazardous situations.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Energy Office, AARP Hawaii, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that having an established funding mechanism will help to reduce the time between the identification of a hazardous condition and the implementation of mitigation efforts.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 1107, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1107, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair