STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1736
RE: S.C.R. No. 111
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 S.C.R. No. 111, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND IDENTIFY APPROPRIATE STOCKPILE STORAGE FACILITY OPTIONS TO STORE AND DISTRIBUTE EMERGENCY SUPPLIES IN THE STATE OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to convene a task force to study and identify appropriate stockpile storage facility options to store and distribute emergency supplies.
Your Committee finds that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic severely limited the State's inventories of personal protective equipment and other medical products and supplies. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that local medical facilities can easily be overrun and emergency resources can quickly be depleted during a pandemic or other natural or human‑caused emergencies. This measure ensures that the State will have the facilities necessary to help mitigate any impacts on the State's supply of necessary resources by gathering experts to determine storage facility options for emergency supplies.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the representative on the task force from the Director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to its Administrator;
(2) Clarifying that the representative on the task force from the Department of the Defense is the Adjutant General or the Adjutant General's designee; and
(3) 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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 111, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 111, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness,
LINDA ICHIYAMA, Chair