REPORT TITLE:
State Fire Council


DESCRIPTION:
Allows the county fire chief to name designees for certain
functions and responsibilities.

 
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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 132-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "132-5  Right of entry for inspection; unlawful to
 
 4 obstruct.  The county fire chief or the chief's designees may at
 
 5 all reasonable hours enter any buildings, structures, or premises
 
 6 within the fire chief's jurisdiction, except the interior of
 
 7 private dwellings, to make any inspection, investigation, or
 
 8 examination which is authorized to be made under this chapter.
 
 9 The county fire chief or the chief's designees may enter any
 
10 private dwelling whenever the fire chief [has] or the chief's
 
11 designees have reason to believe that dangerous conditions
 
12 creating a fire hazard exist in the dwelling.  The county fire
 
13 chief [or any member of any fire department] or the chief's
 
14 designees may enter any private dwelling when a fire has occurred
 
15 in the dwelling.  It shall be unlawful to obstruct, hinder, or
 
16 delay any person having the right to make the inspection,
 
17 investigation, or examination in the performance of duty.
 
18      The county fire chief or the chief's designees shall make an
 
19 [annual] inspection of all [state] state-owned or [county]
 

 
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 1 county-owned buildings and facilities, the frequency of which
 
 2 shall be made in accordance with section 132-6 of this chapter,
 
 3 and shall make a report to the authorities responsible for the
 
 4 maintenance of any state-owned or county-owned building or
 
 5 facility when it is found that a building or facility does not
 
 6 meet minimum standards of fire and safety protection."
 
 7      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
 8 New statutory material is underscored.
 
 9      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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11                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________
 

 
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