STAND. COM. REP. NO. 427

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1170

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 1170, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to assist the Cesspool Conversion Working Group by funding a new waste management solution pilot project to:

 

(1) Demonstrate new toilet and sewage treatment technologies at different scales and in different locations across the state; and

 

(2) Expedite demonstration projects.

 

The Department of Health, Surfrider Foundation's Hawaii Chapters, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and a few concerned individuals supported this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Clarifying that the Department of Health shall administer the pilot project rather than the Cesspool Conversion Working Group; and

 

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

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1170, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1170, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair