STAND. COM. REP. NO. 954-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 1934

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1934, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to protect the local environment from the harms related to the disposal of waste by prohibiting the construction of sewage wastewater injection wells unless alternative wastewater disposal options are not available, feasible, or practical.

 

The Department of Health, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, The Limtiaco Consulting Group, and one individual testified in support of this measure. The Department of Environmental Management of the County of Hawaii provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1934, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair