Statute in Full:
(a) The governor shall prescribe rules, pursuant to section 128-27, for the purpose of establishing criteria, requirements, conditions, and limitations for providing suitable arrangements and accommodations for the sheltering of pet animals in public shelters under this chapter.
(b) The director of civil defense shall identify, in coordination with other organizations engaged in civil defense functions relating to providing shelter, or the management or operation of a public shelter under this chapter, those public shelters that are suitable for the sheltering of pet animals.
(c) The director may also identify, in coordination with private owners, operators, or controllers of real property, private shelters that are suitable for the sheltering of pet animals; provided that any private shelter so identified shall not be subject to the rules prescribed by the governor for the operation of a public shelter that has been identified for the sheltering of pet animals pursuant to subsection (b).
(d) A public shelter identified for the sheltering of pet animals pursuant to subsection (b) need not be subject to the criteria developed pursuant to section 5 of Act 5, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2005, unless the particular shelter has been specifically identified as a shelter for both pet animals and the public.
(e) For purposes of this section, “pet animal” shall have the same meaning as defined in section 711-1100.
Laws 2006, ch. 117, § 2.