STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1609
RE: H.B. No. 1033
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1033, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to add to the membership of the State Building Code Council a representative of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, to be appointed by that agency's director.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Defense, Hawaii State Energy Office, and Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Building Industry Association of Hawaii.
Your Committee recognizes that the State's building code varies among the several counties and that none of the counties meet current national standards. Your Committee finds that including an emergency management representative among the members of the State Building Code Council will provide the Council with appropriate expertise to help update building codes.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1033, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1033, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair