STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1200

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 418

H.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 418, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for repairing warning sirens statewide.

 

Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

 

Your Committee finds that multiple warning sirens in the State have been out of operation for various reasons. Vandalism, supply-chain delays, and scheduling repair visits continue to hinder the needed timely repairs to sirens across the State. This measure will assist the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to repair damaged sirens and allow the Agency to deliver excellent siren maintenance services statewide.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 418, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs,

 

 

 

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GLENN WAKAI, Chair