STAND. COM. REP. NO. 600

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1121

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs and Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred H.B. No. 1121 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WATER SECURITY,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to direct the Commission on Water Resource Management to provide additional guidance for future Hawaii water plan updates by addressing emerging issues, such as climate change, and including any other useful or necessary elements to ensure the long-term protection and wise management of water resources.

 

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply, Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Hawaii Farm Bureau, One World One Water, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and two individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Health, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and Department of Agriculture offered comments on this measure.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs and Energy & Environmental Protection that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1121, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1121, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs and Energy & Environmental Protection,

 

 

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NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair