Bill Text: HI HB73 | 2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relating To Emergency Workers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 27-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-16 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Tokioka excused (1). [HB73 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2021-HB73-Amended.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

73

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO EMERGENCY WORKERS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 707-700, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "emergency worker" to read as follows:

     ""Emergency worker" means any:

     (1)  Law enforcement officer, including any police officer, public safety officer, parole or probation officer, or any other officer of any county, state, federal, or military agency authorized to exercise law enforcement or police powers;

     (2)  Firefighter, emergency medical services personnel, emergency medical technician, ambulance crewmember, Hawaii state on-scene coordinator, or any other emergency response personnel;

     (3)  Member of the Hawaii National Guard on any duty or service done under or in pursuance of an order or call of the governor or the President of the United States or any proper authority;

     (4)  Member of the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard on any duty or service performed under or in pursuance of an order or call of the President of the United States or any proper authority;

     (5)  Member of the National Guard from any other state ordered into service by any proper authority; [or]

     (6)  Person engaged in emergency management functions as authorized by the director of Hawaii emergency management or the administrator or director of the county emergency management agency or as otherwise authorized under chapter 127A[.]; or

     (7)  Telecommunications dispatcher, including any Hawaii state hospital telephone operator or call taker, police, fire, or emergency medical dispatcher, or any combination of these; emergency dispatcher; or any other telecommunications dispatch personnel who, while operating a 911 automated terminal, utilizes multiple robust lifesaving procedures and technologies to obtain critical information from the caller, analyzes the information given and, from specialized mapping systems, sends the appropriate and closest available emergency unit, and communicates the best course of action for the caller to take before the arrival of the field first responder."

     SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.



 

Report Title:

Emergency Workers; Hawaii State On-scene Coordinator; Communications Dispatchers; Penal Code; Offenses Against the Person

 

Description:

Amends the definition of "emergency worker" in the Penal Code to include Hawaii state on-scene coordinators and communications dispatchers.  (HD1)

 

 

 

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