STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1393

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2011

 

RE:   H.C.R. No. 281

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2011

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 281 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE STATE AND THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO SUPPORT A WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT EQUITABLY DISTRIBUTES ITS BENEFITS AND BURDENS ACROSS THE COMMUNITY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to address the fact that the Leeward coast of Oahu shoulders a disproportionate share of the island's waste by urging the State and City and County of Honolulu to support a waste management system that equitably distributes its benefits and burdens across the community.

 

     The City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services, PVT Land Company, and the General Contractors Association of Hawaii opposed this measure.  The Resort Group and Iron Workers Local commented on this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1)  Removing references to specific landfills;

 

(2)  Deleting provisions relating to fees; and

 

(3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 281, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 281, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair