STAND. COM. REP. NO. 207

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 418

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 418 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to repair sirens on the island of Hawaii that are part of the all-hazard statewide outdoor warning siren system.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one member of the Hawaii County Council and nine individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

 

Your Committee finds that properly maintaining the all-hazard statewide outdoor warning siren system is vitally important to the residents of and visitors to all of the Hawaiian Islands.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the purpose of the appropriation to the repair of sirens on all islands of the State, rather than only those on the island of Hawaii, that are part of the all-hazard statewide outdoor warning siren system; and

 

(2) Changing its effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 418, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 418, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,

 

 

 

 

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LINDA ICHIYAMA, Chair