STAND. COM. REP. NO.  820-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2025

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2025, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Department of Education (DOE) to:


     (1)  Issue grants to establish composting grant pilot projects in DOE schools; and


     (2)  Establish the Composting Grant Pilot Project Working Group to develop guidelines and provide oversight for campus composting in conjunction with the Department of Health, and submit a report to the Legislature prior to the 2019 Regular Session on its findings and recommendations.


This measure also appropriates funds to establish and implement the Composting Grant Pilot Project.


     The University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Ulupono Initiative, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter, Ka Ohana O Na Pua, and two individuals testified in support of this measure.  The Department of Education provided comments.


     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. 2025, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.



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