STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1379-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: S.B. No. 3068

S.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 3068, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to address immediate and long-term threats from climate change and sea level rise to the State's economy, sustainability, security, and way of life by:

 

(1) Requiring the State, its agencies and departments, and the counties to implement the recommendations of the 2017 Hawaii Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report produced by the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission; and

 

(2) Appropriating funds to State agencies and the counties to implement the Report's recommendations.

 

The Land Use Commission, Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency of the City and County of Honolulu, Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Planning Department of the County of Kauai, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, 350Hawaii.org, Hawaii Reef and Ocean Coalition, Sierra Club of Hawaii, Friends of Hanauma Bay, and numerous concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Health, Department of Transportation, Office of Planning, Planning Department of the County of Hawaii, and Hawaii Association of REALTORS provided comments.

 

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 S.B. No. 3068, S.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair