STAND. COM. REP. NO.  812-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   S.B. No. 2709

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 2709, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to strengthen the law that requires public school facilities to give first preference, where feasible, to the purchase and use of cleaning and maintenance products that are environmentally sensitive.


     Specifically, the measure requires that public school facilities give preference to products that have been approved by the Design for the Environment program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, along with the existing preference for products approved by the Green Seal program.


     Your Committee finds that requiring Hawaii public school facilities to give preference to environmentally-sensitive cleaning and maintenance products will contribute to the health of Hawaii's natural environment as well as to the safety of its students.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity and style.


     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. 2709, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2709, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.



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