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VIDEO: State Senate COVID-19 committee meets for latest updates


The Hawaii State Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 met today to discuss the state’s plans and procedures to determine if they being implemented properly and in a timely manner to safeguard public health and safety. The management of federal aid packages will also be discussed.

Today’s hearing included a presentation by Dept. of Taxation director Rona Suzuki, who will discussed the following:

>> H.R.6074: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.

>> H.R.6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

>> H.R.748: CARES Act.

>> H.R.266: Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

Other scheduled speakers included:

>> Hawaii Agriculture Foundation executive director Denise Yamaguchi

>> Department of Health director Bruce Anderson

>> Hawaii Emergency Management Agency lead coordinator Dr. Steven Hankins

>> Department of Human Resources Development director Ryker Wada

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