Report Title:

Noise; Leaf Blowers

 

Description:

Requires the department of health to establish rules to limit the noise level of leaf blowers.

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1322

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

relating to noise.

 

 

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

 


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

"342F- Leaf blowers; rules. (a) The department shall determine the maximum reasonable noise level of a leaf blower and adopt rules in accordance with chapter 91 for the purpose of this section. No person shall operate a leaf blower with a noise level greater than that established in the department of health rules.

(b) For the purposes of this section, a "leaf blower" means a machine, consisting of a tube through which air is blown by a gas or electric motor, used to move leaves or debris."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

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

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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