STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1057
RE: H.B. No. 549
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. 549, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Strengthen state policies to reduce residential exposure to coastal hazards;
(2) Protect state beaches by requiring new developments to plan for the impacts of projected sea level rise; and
(3) Restrict new development in areas significantly affected by projected sea level rise.
IMUAlliance and a few individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Office of Planning, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, Building Industry Association of Hawaii, Sierra Club of Hawai‘i, and The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii 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. 549, 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