STAND. COM. REP. NO. 387

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1282

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 Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 1282 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to work toward the State's carbon emission sequestration target by mandating the use of post-industrial carbon dioxide mineralized concrete for all state building construction that requires the use of concrete unless the use of this material costs more than the use of concrete or significantly delays completion of construction.

 

CarbonCure Technologies; Elemental Excelerator; Island Ready-Mix Concrete, Inc.; HC&D, LLC; Hawaii Gas; and an individual testified in support of this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Clarifying that the use of post-industrial carbon dioxide mineralized concrete is not required if its use will delay, rather than significantly delay, completion of construction; and

 

(2) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1282, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1282, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,

 

 

 

 

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AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair