STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1932
RE: S.B. No. 1242
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1242, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL GOALS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to amend the State's solid waste management goals by repealing outdated goals and adding updated goals of:
(1) Reducing the solid waste stream before disposal by 70 percent by January 1, 2030; and
(2) Achieving source reduction of 50 percent by 2030, with 2014 as the base year for calculating progress toward this goal.
The Department of Health, City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services, Ulupono Initiative, Sierra Club of Hawai‘i, Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation, and an individual testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee notes that the City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services' interpretation of the term "disposal" is accurate and includes waste-to-energy for the purposes of reducing the State's solid waste stream before disposal.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1242, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair