STAND. COM. REP. NO. 52

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 1242

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Agriculture and Environment, to which was referred S.B. No. 1242 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL GOALS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to update the Department of Health's solid waste management goals to align with the Aloha+ Challenge goal to reduce total solid waste prior to disposal by seventy percent by 2030.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services, Sierra Club of Hawaii, and the Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

 

Your Committee finds that updating the State's total solid waste goals to comport with the Aloha+ Challenge goals supports best management practices for sustainability and protecting the environment. Your Committee further finds that reducing total solid waste prior to disposal helps restore, preserve, and protect Hawaii's native ecosystems today and for many generations to come.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Adding 2030 as the date by which the State should reduce its total solid waste prior to disposal by seventy percent; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture and Environment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1242, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1242, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment,

 

 

 

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MIKE GABBARD, Chair