STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1289-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   S.B. No. 2630

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 2630 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure, as received by your Committee, is to authorize the county liquor commission to adopt rules to use the dBC weighting system for the purpose of administering community noise control.


     For the purposes of a public hearing on this bill, your Committee circulated a Proposed Draft of S.B. No. 2630, H.D. 1 (Proposed Draft), and notified the public that it would be accepting testimony on the proposal, which authorizes a liquor commission in a county with a population of 700,000 or greater to establish a temporary pilot program that uses a dBC sound level measurement system for the purpose of community noise control provided that the dBC sound level measurements shall be in accordance with specified maximum permissible sound levels in dBC for specific zoning districts and time periods.


     The Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu, Chinatown Gateway Plaza Tenant Association, and a concerned individual supported the Proposed Draft.


     After careful consideration of the measure as received by your Committee and the Proposed Draft, your Committee adopted the Proposed Draft.


     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. 2630, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2630, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.


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