2011 Hawaii Code
128. Civil Defense and Emergency Act
§128-6 Civil defense powers, in general.

HI Rev Stat § 128-6 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

§128-6 Civil defense powers, in general. The governor may:

(1) Plans and programs. Prepare comprehensive plans and programs for the civil defense of this State, the plans and programs to be integrated into and coordinated with the civil defense plans of the federal government and of other states to the fullest possible extent; and coordinate the preparation of plans and programs for civil defense by the political subdivisions of the State, the plans to be integrated into and coordinated with the civil defense plans and programs of the State to the fullest possible extent;

(2) Training, public information. Institute training programs and public information programs;

(3) Direct operational control, when. In the event of disaster or emergency beyond local control, or which in the opinion of the governor is such as to make state operational control necessary, assume direct operational control over all or any part of the civil defense functions within this State;

(4) Insignia. Provide or authorize suitable insignia of authority for all authorized personnel;

(5) Registration and blood typing. Provide for:

(A) Compulsory registration and identification to the extent that voluntary registration and identification has not been accomplished under chapter 846, part II; and

(B) Compulsory RHo blood typing on females of child bearing age or younger, and such other compulsory blood typing as may be approved by competent medical authority;

(6) Protection of facilities. Require each public utility, or any person owning, controlling, or operating a vital facility, to protect and safeguard its or the person's property, or to provide for the protection and safeguarding; and provide for the protection and safeguarding of all public properties, or such other properties as the governor may consider advisable; provided that without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing two clauses, the protecting and safeguarding may include the regulation or prohibition of public entry thereon, or the permission of the entry upon such terms and conditions as the governor may prescribe;

(7) Explosives, etc. Except as provided in section 134-7.2, whenever in the governor's opinion the laws of the State do not adequately provide for the common defense, public health, safety, and welfare, investigate, regulate, or prohibit the storage, transportation, use, possession, maintenance, furnishing, sale, or distribution of, as well as any transaction related to, explosives, firearms, and ammunition, inflammable materials and other objects, implements, substances, businesses, or services of a hazardous or dangerous character, or particularly capable of misuse by disloyal persons or the enemy, or obstructive of or tending to obstruct military operations or civil defense, including, without limitation, intoxicating liquor and the liquor business; and authorize the seizure and forfeiture of any such objects, implements, or substances unlawfully possessed, as provided in section 128-28;

(8) Air raid drills, etc. Direct or control, as may be necessary for civil defense:

(A) Air raid drills, and other alerts, tests, and exercises;

(B) Blackouts and practice blackouts;

(C) Partial or full mobilization of civil defense organizations in advance of actual disaster;

(D) Warnings and signals for drills, alerts, or attacks, and the mechanical devices to be used in connection therewith;

(E) Shutting off water mains, gas mains, electric power connections, or suspension of other services; and to the extent permitted by or under federal law, suspension of radio transmission;

(F) The conduct of civilians and the movement and cessation of movement of pedestrians and vehicular traffic during, before, and after blackouts, drills, alerts, or attacks;

(G) Traffic control;

(H) The congregation of the public in stricken or danger areas or under dangerous conditions; and

(I) The evacuation and reception of the civilian population; provided that only during a civil defense emergency period shall there be instituted under this paragraph mandatory or prohibitory requirements having the force and effect of law. [L 1951, c 268, pt of §2; RL 1955, §359-6; HRS §128-6; gen ch 1985; am L 1986, c 339, §3; am L 2010, c 96, §2]

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