STAND. COM. REP. NO.  179-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 1909

      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 Health & Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 1909 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Health to examine all feral bird and pigeon nuisance complaints and to provide the Department of Health with the authority to order or carry out actions to remove any accumulation of excrement, nesting materials, carcasses, and other odiferous and nuisance detritus caused by excessive numbers of feral birds or pigeons.


     A concerned individual testified in opposition to this measure.  The Department of Health and a concerned individual provided comments to this measure.  


     At the public hearing on this measure, the Department of Health testified that it already has the authority to order a property owner to remove nuisance waste caused by feral birds or pigeons.  However, the Department may not have the funding to do so.


     Your committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 3000; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1909, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1909, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,