STAND. COM. REP. NO. 632

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1487

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. 1487 entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish a Honolulu Shoreline Climate Protection Pilot Project to develop a plan to protect urban Honolulu from the impacts of climate change and be used as a model for the entire State.

 

The University of Hawaii System, The Trust for Public Land, IMUAlliance, Hawaii Operating Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund, Sierra Club of Hawaii, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters, Hawaii Bicycling League, Pacific Resource Partnership, and Surfrider Foundation's Hawaii Chapters supported this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources and Lei of Parks Coalition offered comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the appropriation for the development of the Honolulu Shoreline Climate Protection Pilot Project to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion on this measure.

 

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. 1487, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1487, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair