STAND. COM. REP. NO. 565

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 765

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. 765 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COASTAL PLANNING,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to address sea level rise by requiring all new state plans and updates prepared pursuant to the Hawaii State Planning Act to incorporate the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission's sea level rise projections.

 

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Planning, Sierra Club of Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and two concerned individuals supported this measure.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by changing the 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. 765, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 765, 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