STAND. COM. REP. NO. 932

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 636

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 636, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to promote water conservation initiatives by establishing and appropriating funds for a Water Conservation Financial Assistance Pilot Program to provide financial assistance to county-owned public water systems to help implement their water conservation incentive programs.

 

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Department of Water Supply of the County of Hawaii, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Fresh Water Initiative, United States Green Building Council Hawaii Chapter, Hawaii Green Growth, One World One Water, LLC., Ulupono Initiative, Pacific Resource Partnership, Plumbers and Fitters Local 675, and Sierra Club of Hawaii supported this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources opposed this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 636, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair