Gov. Green extends Emergency Proclamation on Wildfires

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Gov. Green during a visit to Puʻuhonua o Nēnē on Maui. File photo: Oct. 18. 2023 courtesy Office of Gov. Green

Gov. Josh Green, M.D., today signed the Eighth Emergency Proclamation on Wildfires to continue state support for the recovery of the people of Maui.

Key amendments to the EP will:

  • Enhance housing opportunities for displaced Maui residents by allowing condominium owners and associations to exceed time limits in governing documents.
  • Encourage hotels, motels, and condominiums to make units available for the housing of those displaced by the wildfires by exempting such housing agreements from landlord-tenant statutes unless specified in a tenancy agreement.
  • Ease the burden of wildfire survivors who need to obtain records and evidence of identity, property, and individual rights from the State Archives Division, by waiving fees for copying, certifying, and other services.
  • Allow liquor licensees of premises that are no longer in operation due to the wildfires to transfer their operations to a new premises within the County of Maui under temporary licenses or permits, provided that the licensees and their operations were in compliance with liquor laws before Aug. 8, 2023.
  • Remove dairy and non-dairy milk, ice, and rentals of motor vehicles from the list of commodities subject to a prohibition against price increases on the island of Maui.

The renewed EP will be in effect through Jan. 5, 2024, unless terminated or superseded by separate proclamation, whichever shall occur first.


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