STAND. COM. REP. NO. 382

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2013

 

RE: H.B. No. 562

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 562, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SOLID WASTE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to divert food and green waste from landfills to composting and energy production by:

 

(1) Authorizing the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to make and execute contracts with private businesses to remove "food waste" and "green waste" as defined in section 342G-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, from public housing projects; and

 

(2) Requiring HPHA to submit a report to the Legislature, no later than 20 days prior to the convening of the 2014 Regular Session, on its progress in contracting with private businesses to remove food waste and green waste from public housing projects.

 

HPHA testified in support of this measure with amendments. Windward Ahupuaa Alliance commented on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Deleting the requirement that HPHA submit a report to the Legislature on HPHA's progress in contracting with private businesses to remove food waste and green waste from public housing projects; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 562, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 562, H.D. 2.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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RIDA T.R. CABANILLA, Chair