STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2688
RE: S.B. No. 2114
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2114 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE GLASS ADVANCE DISPOSAL FEE PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the administration of the Glass Advance Disposal Fee Program.
Specifically, this measure appropriates $169,466 in general funds for:
(1) One full time equivalent environmental health specialist IV position; and
(2) One full time equivalent planner IV position,
to administer the Glass Advance Disposal Fee Program.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Health; OCC Legislative Priorities Committee, Democratic Party of Hawaii; and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that two staff positions will assist the Department of Health to properly collect fees owed by glass container importers to the State, and to expend those revenues to maximize the amount of glass waste that is recycled.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the amounts appropriated and allocated to unspecified amounts; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2114, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2114, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair