STAND. COM. REP. NO.  148-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2025





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred H.B. No. 2025 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to further the State's commitments to reducing waste, providing opportunities for agricultural education, increasing local food production, and promoting natural resource management in public schools by:


(1)  Requiring the Department of Education to issue composting pilot project grants to Department schools and establish the Composting Grant Pilot Project Working Group that will provide implementation and operational oversight, guidelines, and support; make recommendations for composting pilot projects in public schools; and report annually to the Legislature; and


(2)  Appropriating funds to the Department of Education for the composting grant pilot project.   


     The Department of Education, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Hawaii Civic Club of Honolulu, Windward Zero Waste School Hui, and several concerned individuals supported this measure.


     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. 2025 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Education.



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