STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1436


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2007


RE:   S.B. No. 651

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fourth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2007

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 651, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to promote recycling at the state level by mandating the installation and maintenance of recycling receptacles in all state facilities.


     The Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter, submitted testimony in support of the measure.  The Department of Health submitted testimony in opposition to the measure.


     Your Committee finds that recycling is one of the three elements of waste management:  reduction, reuse, and recycling.  Your Committee further finds that, currently, it is not mandatory in state facilities to provide recycling receptacles.


     Your Committee finds that the State should lead by example by requiring recycling receptacles for all state facilities.


     Your Committee amended the bill by deleting its contents and instead:


     (1)  Amending section 196-18, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to add the facilitation and improvement of state recycling efforts by placing segregated recycling receptacles in state facilities to issues of state energy management on which the public-private policy advisory committee shall provide input; and


     (2)  Adding legislative findings on recycling.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 651, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 651, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


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