THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

134

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to EMERGENCY POWERS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 127A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"127A-   Suspension of certain record requests; prohibited. The governor or the mayor shall not, through any proclamation or declaration of emergency or any rule or order adopted pursuant to this chapter, suspend requests for:

(1) Public records pursuant to part II of chapter 92F; or

(2) Vital records or statistics pursuant to sections 338-18 or 338-18.5."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Public Records; Vital Statistics; Requests; Suspension Prohibited

 

Description:

Prohibits the governor or the mayor from suspending requests for public records or vital statistics during a declared state of emergency.

 

 

 

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