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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

TIME:

9:45 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

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HB 103

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY POWERS.

Requires approval of the legislature by concurrent resolution to extend to a date certain, or deny the extension of, a proclamation of a state of emergency timely requested by the governor beyond sixty days of its issuance, unless the legislature fails to take action, in which case the state of emergency is automatically extended for sixty days. Allows the authorization of the issuance of a separate proclamation arising from the same emergency or disaster as a previous proclamation that expired, upon request of the governor and adoption of a concurrent resolution by the legislature.

 

PDP, JHA, FIN

HB 273

Status

RELATING TO LICENSE RENEWALS.

Allows DOT to adopt emergency rules to allow for license renewals to be completed by mail or online.

 

PDP, JHA, FIN

HB 503

Status

RELATING TO BOARD MEETINGS.

Allows boards to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct public meetings under the Sunshine Law in conjunction with in-person meetings, even when no emergency has been declared by government authorities. Authorizes boards to exclude the public from nonpublic locations, such as homes, where board members are physically present when remote board meetings are held by interactive conference technology. Establishes requirements for the conduct of remote meetings. Establishes a new notice requirement to provide the board's contact information for the submission of written testimony by electronic or postal mail. Amends existing option to hold in-person meetings at multiple public meeting sites connected by interactive conference technology to require termination of meeting only if audio communication is lost and cannot be reestablished within an hour and the board had not provided reasonable notice of how the meeting would be continued. Allows for additional courtesy sites open to the public for both remote and in-person meetings held by interactive conference technology. Allows for contact tracing and social distancing during states of emergency caused by contagious diseases.

 

PDP, JHA, FIN

HB 534

Status

RELATING TO USE OF FORCE IN SELF-PROTECTION.

Amends the law relating to the use of deadly force in self-defense to establish the circumstances where a person using deadly force has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand the person's ground. Repeals statutory language that permits an actor to use deadly force at the actor's place of work in some circumstances.

 

PDP, JHA

HB 825

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY POWERS.

Specifies the Governor's emergency powers to include the authority to assume control, use, or operate any state facility at no cost or requirement of compensation.

 

PDP, JHA, FIN

HB 726

Status

RELATING TO FACE COVERINGS.

Requires every person to wear a face covering when in a public setting, subject to certain exceptions. Establishes a fine for failure to wear a face covering. Sunsets December 31, 2021.

 

PDP, JHA, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are bolded.

 

For more information, please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6220

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Chair