STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1417-18
RE: S.B. No. 2661
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Labor & Public Employment and Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 2661, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to affirm the State's commitment to conservation, sustainability, and economic development by codifying in state law, the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators.
The Department of Education, Department of Transportation, Department of Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Office of Planning, General Contractors Association of Hawaii, Oahu Economic Development Board, Airports Concessionaires Committee, The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Green Growth, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources provided comments on this measure.
Your Committees have amended this measure by changing its effective date to January 1, 2112, to facilitate further discussion on this measure.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Labor & Public Employment and Energy & Environmental Protection that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2661, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2661, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Labor & Public Employment and Energy & Environmental Protection,
CHRIS LEE, Chair
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair