STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1337
RE: S.R. No. 88
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.R. No. 88 entitled:
"SENATE 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 and intent 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 emergence supplies in the State of Hawaii.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.
Your Committee finds that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has ravaged the State's available inventories of personal protection equipment and other medical products and supplies. There is a pressing need for the State to accumulate reserves of critical supplies to provide to the counties and communities during an emergency and within a reasonable time of the State's decision to deploy the stockpiled reserves. This measure requests the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to create a task force to identify appropriate stockpile storage facility options and present possible solutions as to whether it is more appropriate to have a single storage facility on the island of Oahu or whether it may be more prudent to utilize multiple storage facilities spread throughout the four counties in the State to effectively and efficiently distribute emergency supplies.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 88, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.R. No. 88, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,
CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair