Hawaii Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized [March 23, 2004]   [open pdf - 40KB]

"Chapter 128, Hawaii's Civil Defense and Emergency Act, confers comprehensive powers on the governor and the emergency management agency. Statutes authorize provision of assistance from the state including the extension of unemployment benefits and the construction of public housing on public land. The governor may move the seat of government during an emergency resulting from enemy attack or imminent attack. This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. Congressional readers may wish to conduct further searches for related provisions using the Internet link presented in the last section of this report. The National Conference of State Legislatures provided primary research assistance in the development of these profiles under contract to the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Summary information on all of the profiles is presented in CRS Report RL32287. This report will be updated as developments warrant."

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