STAND. COM. REP. NO. 7

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 562

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. 562 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WASTE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to amend the Hawaii State Building Code to require that a certain percentage of non-hazardous construction waste be recycled, reused, donated, or resold.

 

The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, We Are One, Inc., International Code Council, Sierra Club, Organizing for Action, and two individuals supported this measure. The Department of Accounting and General Services and Department of Environmental Services of the City and County of Honolulu supported the intent of this measure. The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Building Industry Association of Hawaii, and JW, Inc. opposed this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Deleting its substantive contents and inserting language which requires the Department of Health to convene a Construction Waste Reuse and Recycling Working Group (Working Group) to determine how to implement a requirement for the reuse, recycling, or donation of construction waste;

 

(2) Requiring the Working Group to submit a progress report to the 2020 Legislature and a final report to the 2021 Legislature;

 

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

 

(4) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion.

 

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. 562, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 562, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair