STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1584-18
RE: H.C.R. No. 202
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 202 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE COUNTIES TO AMEND THEIR LAND USE ORDINANCES TO INCLUDE REGULATIONS TO REDUCE STORM WATER RUNOFF ON ALL NEW BUILDINGS AND RENOVATIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge the counties to amend their land use ordinances to mandate that all new buildings and renovations incorporate low impact development storm water design methods such as trenches, infiltration beds, swales, pervious concrete, and basins that allow water to collect and soak into the ground on site rather than flow over paved surfaces.
The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i and the Holomua Trench Troopers supported this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 202 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair