STAND. COM. REP. NO. 566

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 588

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. 588 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require the State Sustainability Coordinator to:

 

(A) Complete a holistic and comprehensive study and plan for green infrastructure opportunities in the State; and

 

(B) Submit a progress report of the study and plan to the 2021 Legislature and a final report to the 2022 Legislature; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds for the study and plan.

 

EcoTipping Points Project, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and a few individuals supported this measure. The Office of Planning provided comments.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the amounts appropriated to unspecified amounts; and

 

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

 

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. 588, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 588, 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