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

 

 

CORRECTED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

The hearing time has been changed from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 4, 2021

TIME:

9:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB574, Proposed HD1

 

 

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HB 574,

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.

Proposed HD1: Shortens the time for reporting the purpose of any allotment or expenditure of fund moneys. Requires federal disaster relief funds to lapse to the general fund if not expended within five years. Amends the major disaster fund to be a special fund and repeals language that deemed federal reimbursement money for disaster relief as trust moneys. Repeals language authorizing the DOE to retain federal disaster relief funds. Repeals language requiring unspent funds to be rolled over. Requires annual reports to the legislature on federal disaster relief funds. (Proposed HD1)

 

PDP, EDN, FIN

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

HB 573

Status

RELATING TO FEDERAL FUNDS.

Appropriates federal funds for COVID-19 response. Requires funding of certain programs to be paid for from the county share.

 

PDP, FIN

HB 765

Status

RELATING TO MOBILE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for each year of the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium for the Hawaii emergency management agency to acquire mobile communications, water, and power service capabilities that can be deployed to each county as needed.

 

PDP, FIN

HB 539

Status

RELATING TO THREAT ASSESSMENT.

Establishes a program within the Hawaii state fusion center to train, establish, and operate threat assessment teams, including for educational institutions.

 

PDP, HET, FIN

HB 572

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

Specifies that the Hawaii emergency management agency is an administratively attached agency to, rather than established within, the department of defense. Requires the governor to appoint the administrator of the Hawaii emergency management agency.

 

PDP, FIN

HB 953

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

Establishes the hazard mitigation special fund for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. 

 

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.

 

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Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Chair