HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON PANDEMIC & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Chair

Rep. Stacelynn K.M. Eli, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Tina Wildberger

 

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & TOURISM

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Chair

Rep. Jackson D. Sayama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 643

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

Makes interfering with an essential worker during an emergency a felony. Defines essential worker.

 

PDP/LAT, JHA, FIN

HB 1286

Status

RELATING TO TRAVEL.

Exempts any person from the post-arrival mandatory self-quarantine if the person receives a negative test result prior to arrival. Allows DOH to establish conditions for exemption. Requires certain COVID-19 tests for travelers who do not have a test result upon arrival to avoid mandatory self-quarantine. Requires any person who receives a positive test for COVID-19 post-arrival to be responsible for all costs associated with that person's mandatory self-quarantine. Repeals on 12/31/2021.

 

PDP/LAT, JHA, FIN

HB 954

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

Converts the public information officer, civil defense administrative officer, branch chiefs, and emergency operations center state warning point personnel in the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency from civil service status to exempt status. 

 

PDP/LAT, FIN

HB 934

Status

RELATING TO COVID-19.

Provides appropriations to continue funding for various COVID-19 response related programs and activities.

 

PDP, FIN

HB 955

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM.

Establishes the Hawaii State Disaster Recovery Program and Framework and describes the role of the State Disaster Recovery Coordinator.

 

PDP, FIN

HB 962

Status

MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RELATING TO COVID-19 EXPENDITURES.

Provides emergency appropriations in fiscal year 2020-2021 to the Department of Defense to continue funding for various COVID-19 response related programs and activities.

 

PDP, FIN

HB 963

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR RELATING TO COVID-19 EXPENDITURES.

Provides an emergency appropriation to the Office of the Governor in fiscal year 2020-2021 to continue funding for various COVID-19 response related programs and activities.

 

PDP, FIN

HB 540

Status

RELATING TO LIABILITY.

Makes immune from civil or criminal liability a health care provider who acts in good faith during a state of emergency or local state of emergency and adheres to crisis standards of care.

 

PDP, JHA, FIN

HB 425

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

Beginning 1/1/2022, prohibits the issuance of building permits for new building construction unless the applicant provides sufficient proof that the building will be able to withstand category four hurricanes. Beginning 1/1/2022, requires building permits to be obtained for work performed for state government agencies on all new public buildings, and requires new public buildings to be designed to withstand category five hurricanes.

 

PDP, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Chair

 

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Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Chair