STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2400
RE: S.B. No. 2114
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health and Agriculture and Environment, to which was referred S.B. No. 2114 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE GLASS ADVANCE DISPOSAL FEE PROGRAM,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to establish two positions for the glass advance disposal fee program.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Oahu County Committee On Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services.
Your Committees find that the Department of Health has not requested any staff positions to administer the glass advance disposal fee program and that, accordingly, glass recycling in Hawaii has been ineffective. Your Committees find that the lack of requests was due to the uncertain interpretation of certain statutory provisions and the perceived lack of authority to develop and adopt rules for the program. Your Committees find that the state auditor recommended in Report Nos. 14-16 and 17-04 that the Department of Health request positions to adequately administer the glass advance disposal fee program. Your Committees find that staff positions should be established to enable the glass advance disposal fee program to help fund and support recycling programs at the county level, contributing to an increase in non-deposit glass recycling.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health and Agriculture and Environment that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2114 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health and Agriculture and Environment,
MIKE GABBARD, Chair
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair