STAND. COM. REP. NO. 518

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 1509

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred H.B. No. 1509 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WATER MANAGEMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to improve the use of water resources in Hawaii by requiring the State's Water Resource Protection Plan to include plans for storm water management, reuse, reclamation, and remediation.

 

The Hawaii Farm Bureau; Hoomana Pono, LLC.; and a concerned individual supported this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources submitted comments.

 

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 H.B. No. 1509 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Water & Land.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair