STAND. COM. REP. NO.2210
RE: S.B. No. 2484
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 Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 2484 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SPECIAL WASTES RECYCLING,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purposes of this measure are to streamline enforcement provisions on lead-acid battery violations, to clarify disposal options for used tires and notice requirements to consumers of new tires, and to require that tire inventory payments by the rental car industry shall be paid annually rather than quarterly.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Department of Health, Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association, and Catrala-Hawaii.
Your Committees find that, with regard to tire recycling, this measure is in response to concerns raised by tire retailers and car rental companies. For tire retailers, it will provide additional flexibility while maintaining the original intent of the law to give consumers an incentive to leave their old tires at the dealers, rather than taking them home and dumping them. In addition, for motor vehicle rental companies, the change from quarterly to annually for the motor vehicle tire surcharge will allow rental companies and local dealers who sell to car rental companies to recover a portion of the tire surcharge.
Your Committees are in support of this measure to provide additional flexibility in special waste recycling, as a means of further encouraging protection of Hawaii's environment.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2484 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair