STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3638
RE: H.B. No. 1984
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1984, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WATER SECURITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys for the Commission on Water Resource Management to provide additional guidance for updating the Hawaii Water Plan by revising the statewide framework for the plan to consider emerging issues, such as climate change.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Board of Water Supply; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; and one individual.
Your Committee finds that appropriating moneys for the Commission on Water Resource Management to update the Hawaii Water Plan in order to consider emerging issues will facilitate an improved plan and promote the long-term protection of water resources in the State.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation from $350,000 to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1984, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1984, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair