STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1585-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 86

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 86 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTS THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO IDENTIFY BARRIERS AND SOLUTIONS TO EXPANDED WATER REUSE IN THE STATE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Health to convene a task force to identify barriers and solutions to expanded water reuse in the State, including by reviewing regulations for water reuse and gray water use in other jurisdictions and recommending demonstration projects, and report to the Legislature prior to the 2019 Regular Session.

 

The Department of Health, Ulupono Initiative, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and Hawaii Community Foundation supported this measure. The City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services provided comments.

 

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. 86 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair