STAND. COM. REP. NO. 222

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1085

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred H.B. No. 1085 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize the counties to adopt ordinances to manage the deposit beverage container program within its jurisdiction and to retain any corresponding excess funds.

 

The Chair of the Maui County Council, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and an individual submitted testimony in support of the measure. The Department of Health offered comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Narrowing the authorization for the counties to adopt ordinances to manage the deposit beverage container program within its jurisdiction to the county of Kauai as a three-year pilot project; and

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1085, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1085, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,

 

 

 

 

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NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair