STAND. COM. REP. NO. 570

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1483

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 Energy & Environmental Protection and Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1483 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to address climate change by:

 

(1) Establishing a Green Urban Core Pilot Project to reduce temperatures and sequester carbon emissions in Honolulu's urban core by installing vegetation and trees; and

 

(2) Amending the nomination process for members of the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force.

 

The Department of Transportation, Healthy Climate Communities, Trees for Honolulu's Future, Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, 350Hawaii.org, We Are One, Inc., Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Painting and Decorating Contractor Association of Hawaii, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 1791, Painting Industry of Hawaii Labor Management Cooperation Trust Fund, and many concerned individuals supported this measure. The Office of Planning, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and an individual provided comments.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Removing the provisions that established a Green Urban Core Pilot Project and its appropriation;

 

(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion; and

 

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

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1483, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1483, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

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

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair

 

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NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair