Report Title:

Waste Management; Government Agencies; Recycled Materials

Description:

Requires state and county agencies to submit an annual report on how much goods each agency has used that are made from recycled materials, including dollar amounts, tonnage, and what materials are recycled.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2734

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to solid waste management.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 342G-43, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]342G-43[]] Reporting. (a) Each state agency that conducts its own procurement activities shall annually submit information and data to the office regarding:

(1) The agency's progress in developing procurement programs;

(2) The total amount of paper purchased during the year; and

(3) The amount of recycled goods purchased during the year compared to nonrecycled counterparts[.], including dollar amounts, tonnage, and what type of goods were purchased that were made from recycled materials.

If an agency is unable to supply this information, the agency shall describe what steps it is taking to obtain this information in the future.

(b) [At the request of the office, each] Each county shall provide a [similar] report[.] that provides the same information about goods purchased by county agencies that are made from recycled materials as required of state agencies."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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