CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 141-14

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2014

 

RE:    H.B. No. 1714

       H.D. 1

       S.D. 2

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Sir and Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate in H.B. No. 1714, H.D. 1, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this measure is to address the effects of climate change adaptation through 2050 to protect the State's economy, health, environment, and way of life by:

 

     (1)  Establishing an Interagency Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Committee within the Department of Land and Natural Resources to develop a sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation report for the State;

 

     (2)  Requiring the Office of Planning to develop, monitor, and evaluate statewide strategic climate adaptation plans and actionable policy recommendations; and

     (3)  Appropriating funds to the Office of Planning and Department of Land and Natural Resources for the purposes of this measure.

 

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Renaming the Interagency Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Committee as the "Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee" (Committee);

 

     (2)  Specifying that the Committee shall be jointly headed by the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, or the Chairperson's designee, and the Director of the Office of Planning, or the Director's designee; and

 

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

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1714, H.D. 1, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1714, H.D. 1, S.D. 2, C.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

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MIKE GABBARD, Chair

 

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CHRIS LEE, Co-Chair

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MALAMA SOLOMON, Co-Chair

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Co-Chair

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DAVID Y. IGE, Co-Chair