STAND. COM. REP. NO. 664-18
RE: H.B. No. 2545
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 2545 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to determine the most effective use of green infrastructure in the State by requiring and appropriating funds for the State Sustainability Coordinator to complete a holistic and comprehensive study and plan for green infrastructure opportunities in the State.
The Office of Planning, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Ulupono Initiative, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Cuddle Party, and an individual supported this measure.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Changing the effective date to January 28, 2045, to encourage further discussion.
Should your Committee on Finance deliberate on this measure, your Committees respectfully request inserting an appropriation amount of $750,000.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Water & Land that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2545, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2545, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Water & Land,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair
CHRIS LEE, Chair