STAND. COM. REP. NO.  205-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 1800

      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 Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred H.B. No. 1800 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to create better incentives for tire recycling and to offset some of the expenses of used tire cleanup by authorizing each county, at its discretion, to establish a requirement for customers to provide an equal number of used motor vehicle tires to a tire retailer as the number of new motor vehicle tires purchased, or pay a fee that shall be refundable upon provision of the appropriate number of used tires.


     The Department of Health, County of Hawaii, two members of the Hawaii County Council, County of Maui Department of Environmental Management, Sierra Club of Hawaii, and several individuals supported this measure.  The Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association opposed this measure.


     Your Committee notes that the Department of Health and the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association are currently working together on a solution to create more incentives for tire recycling.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to January 28, 2045, to encourage further discussion.


     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. 1800, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1800, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.



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