STAND. COM. REP. NO.2284
RE: S.B. No. 2266
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs and Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing, to which was referred S.B. No. 2266 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RECYCLING,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the counties to include a curbside recycling program in their integrated solid waste management plans.
Testimony in support of the intent of this measure was received by the Department of Health, Office of Environmental Quality Control, Hawaii's Thousand Friends, Na Leo Pohai, Sierra Club Hawai`i Chapter, and Hawaii Food Industry Association.
Your Committees find that curbside recycling programs are an effective means of reducing the amount of trash destined for landfills, as well as providing economic opportunities in the recycling industry.
While your Committees strongly support increased recycling, requiring the counties to implement curbside recycling will require considerable financial resources, particularly for neighbor island counties.
Your Committees have amended this measure to delete the requirement that the counties include a curbside recycling program, and in its place, authorize the counties to consider establishing such a program, as well as fees to pay for the costs.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs and Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2266, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2266, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs and Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing,
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair
RON MENOR, Chair