STAND. COM. REP. NO. 576________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1142
                                     H.D. 2

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred H.B. No. 1142, H.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to:

     (1)  Place certification of cesspool pumping firms with the
          Department of Health;

     (2)  Subject knowing violations of rules regarding spills
          and dumping to criminal penalties:

     (3)  Allow officials of the Department of Health to obtain
          search warrants for criminal violations;

     (4)  Provide consistent penalties for wastewater and sludge
          spills and dumping; and

     (5)  Make explicit the Department of Health's authority to
          deal with recycled water.

     Testimony in support of this bill was received from the
Department of Health.

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     Your Committee finds that this bill will strengthen the
authority of the Department of Health to deal effectively with
wastewater environment concerns.

     Your Committee amended this bill by adding a definition to
Section 342D-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the term "recycled

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 1142, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and
recommends it be referred to the Committee on Finance, in the
form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1142, H.D.2.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Judiciary &
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair