Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 798
                                     H.D. 1

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


     Your Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection, to
which was referred H.B. No. 798 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to clarify the jurisdiction for
noise, specifically as it pertains to the Convention Center.

     The Convention Center Authority (CCA) and the Department of
Health (DOH) submitted testimony in support of this measure.

     Your Committee finds that the CCA has been working closely
with the DOH, which provided operational guidelines that were
developed by a citizen committee and were recently adopted by the
CCA.  Testimony by CCA indicated that it intends to continue
these cooperative efforts with the DOH to protect the quiet
enjoyment of convention center neighbors, while fulfilling the
Convention Center's legislative mandate of operating a world-
class convention center.

     Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical
and stylistic changes to reflect the legislative mandates under
which both the DOH and the CCA operate.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection that is attached
to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 798, as amended herein, and recommends that

it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No.
798, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Health.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Energy and
                                   Environmental Protection,

                                   HERMINA M. MORITA, Chair