STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1056
RE: H.B. No. 461
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 461, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to conduct certain activities to address the impacts of sea level rise and report to the Legislature before the 2021 Regular Session. This measure appropriates funds for these activities and for the Commission's Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Coordinator.
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Chair of the Maui County Council, IMUAlliance, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and a few individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources and Office of Planning provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 461, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair