Report Title:

Mandatory Recycling; Government Offices

Description:

Requires state and county offices and buildings to create and implement plans for mandatory recycling. Appropriates funds to the counties.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2389

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to recycling.

 

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 342G, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part IV to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"342G- Recycling and waste reduction plans and implementation for government offices and buildings. (a) The office shall ensure that all state and county government agencies create and implement mandatory recycling and waste reduction plans for all government buildings and offices. State plans, provided by each state department, including the University of Hawaii, shall be completed by June 2005 and implemented by December 2005. County plans, provided by each department in each county, shall be completed by December 2005 and implemented by June 2006.

(b) The state and county plans shall include the following:

(1) A listing of mandatory recyclable materials that shall include: cardboard, plastics, glass, green waste, metal, newspaper, office paper, storage batteries, and waste oil;

(2) Established waste diversion goals of fifteen per cent within one year and twenty-five per cent within two years of implementation;

(3) Department reporting systems that document the department's efforts in meeting its goals; and

(4) Recognizing market conditions, efforts to establish relationships with the recycling industry and private sector to maximize recycling efforts and open new markets."

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $ , or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2004-2005, to assist the counties in implementing section 1 of this Act. The specific county appropriations are as follows:

1. City and county of Honolulu $

2. Hawaii county $

3. Maui county $

4. Kauai county $

The sums appropriated to each county shall be expended by the county for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval, provided that section 2 shall take effect on July 1, 2004.

INTRODUCED BY:

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