Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 938
                                     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. 938 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to support efforts to ensure a
beautiful and clean Hawaii by appropriating funds to implement a
statewide litter control campaign.

     The following testified in support of this measure: two Maui
Council members; two employees of the Community Work Day Program;
Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.; Keep Hawaii Beautiful (Big
Island affiliate); and two individuals.  The Department of Health
supported the intent of this bill, provided that it doesn't
adversely impact on priorities indicated in the executive
biennium budget request.

     Until 1995, the State Litter Control Office coordinated a
statewide voluntary program to control litter.  With the
cooperation of the Committee on Litter Control, various agencies,
community organizations, and individuals, this partnership
involved 32,000 volunteers annually and achieved approximately
$2,500,000 in benefits each year.  Since the office was
abolished, private nonprofit organizations have continued the
campaign against litter.

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     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

     (1)  Reducing the appropriation to $1 for continued
          discussion; and

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the
          purpose of clarity.

     According to the testimony, the first year, start-up cost of
the statewide litter control campaign is $300,000.  Thereafter,
$90,000 would be needed to run the campaign each year.  State
funding can go a long way to help the community.  The Community
Work Day Program estimated that it can leverage a 6-to-1 match in
outside contributions for public funds expended.

     Finally, your Committee notes that the Community Work Day
Program has submitted a grant-in-aid application.  Accordingly,
this bill serves to demonstrate continued legislative support for
the activities of the Program.
     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. 938, as amended herein, and recommends that
it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No.
938, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

                                   HERMINA M. MORITA, Chair