2021 Hawaii Revised Statutes
Title 10. Public Safety and Internal Security
128A. Homeland Security
128A-2 Definitions.

Universal Citation: HI Rev Stat § 128A-2 (2021)

§128A-2 Definitions. As used in this chapter:

"Attack" means any attack or series of attacks by anyone causing, or which may cause, damage or injury to persons or property in the United States in any manner by the use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives, firearms, cyber, or other weapons or processes; and any form of hostile action.

"County" means any of the political subdivisions of the State, including the counties of Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai and the city and county of Honolulu, but does not include the county of Kalawao.

"Director of homeland security" or "director" means the adjutant general.

"Facilities", except as otherwise provided in this chapter, includes buildings and other structures, shelters, land, and appurtenant materials.

"Homeland security" means a concerted effort to:

(1) Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States;

(2) Reduce the State's vulnerability to attacks and terrorist activities; and

(3) Minimize the damage and recover from attacks that occur.

"Necessary" means any methods, measures, or other actions or determinations as are needed in the opinion of the governor, or the governor's authorized representative, or a mayor, or a mayor's authorized representative.

"States" includes the several states of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and territories of the United States. [L 2013, c 175, pt of §2]

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