Supplementary Proclamation (Homelessness)Posted on Oct 26, 2015 in Emergency Proclamations
Effective: October 26, 2015 through February 22, 2016
Extended by: Third Supplementary Proclamation on Homelessness February 23, 2016
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
STATE OF HAWAII
By the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Hawaii, in order to provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people, I, DAVID Y. IGE, Governor of the State of Hawaii, hereby determine, designate and proclaim as follows:
WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 127A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, emergency powers are conferred on the Governor of the State of Hawaii to deal with disasters or emergencies, to maintain the strength, resources, and economic life of the community, and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare; and
WHEREAS, It has become necessary to supplement my Proclamation of October 16, 2015, relating to the homeless emergency; and
WHEREAS, it has become clear that it will require additional efforts and assistance to properly ease the homeless emergency that exists in the State of Hawaii beyond the establishment of an additional temporary transitional shelter and facilitating contracting with private providers of homeless services; and
WHEREAS, the best opportunity to address the homeless emergency is with a coordinated response from many fronts involving many different state, county, and private agencies; and
WHEREAS, to ensure long-term success, this coordinated response effort must include establishing and maintaining good relationships with the homeless population, educating both the homeless and providers of service to the homeless; assisting with services, training, and opportunities, and relocation; and
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to expand the homeless emergency response efforts to include all efforts necessary to respond to the current homeless emergency in the State of Hawaii.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID Y. IGE, Governor of the State of Hawaii, hereby further determine that an emergency or disaster contemplated by section 127A-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, has occurred in the State of Hawai’i, and do hereby supplement my October 16, 2015 Proclamation in order to provide further emergency relief by:
1. Expanding the purpose of my October 16, 2015 Proclamation to include all efforts necessary to respond to the current homeless emergency in the State of Hawaii, including, if necessary, property restoration efforts, provided further that to the greatest extent practicable and where possible, state agencies will endeavor to include a coordinated response among participating state, county, and private agencies that include:
a. Establishing and maintaining good relationships with the homeless population;
b. Educating the homeless population and providers of service to the homeless;
c. Assisting with providing services, training, and opportunities to the homeless population; and
d. Employing relocation efforts.
2. Authorizing and invoking sections 127A-13 and 127A-12, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by suspending, as allowed by law, the following statutes and regulations to the extent necessary for the purpose of providing emergency relief as necessary to address the homeless emergency contemplated in my October 16, Proclamation and this Supplementary Proclamation:
a. Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Administrative Procedure, as those provisions relate to rulemaking.
3. Section 127A-12(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes by expanding my directive contained in my October 16, 2015 Proclamation that all state agencies and officers cooperate with and extend their services, materials, and facilities as may be required to assist in all efforts to address the objectives of the homeless emergency to include the interchange of personnel, by detail, transfer, or otherwise, between agencies or departments of the State as needed or requested.
I FURTHER DECLARE that all the provisions of my Proclamation of October 16, 2015, shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby included in the provisions of this Supplementary Proclamation and the disaster emergency relief period shall continue until terminated automatically sixty days after the issuance of this Supplementary Proclamation or by a separate proclamation whichever occurs first.
Done at the State Capitol, this 26th day of October, 2015.
DAVID Y. IGE
Governor of Hawaii
DOUGLAS S. CHIN
State of Hawaii