STAND. COM. REP. NO. 451

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 762

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 Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 762, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to prohibit a full-service restaurant from providing a single-use plastic straw to a consumer unless requested by the consumer.

 

The Hawaii Restaurant Association, Hawaii Food Industry Association, American Chemistry Council, Ocean Tourism Coalition, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, KYD, Inc. dba k. yamada distributors, Retail Merchants of Hawaii, Sierra Club of Hawaii, Calypso Charters, Pacific Whale Foundation, and a few concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Health and Office of Hawaiian Affairs provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 762, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair