STAND. COM. REP. NO. 704
President of the Senate
State of Hawaii
The purpose and intent of this measure is to bolster the State's commitment to conservation, sustainability, and economic development by codifying the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and incorporating existing State sustainability goals, such as the Aloha+ Challenge, Sustainable Hawaii Initiative, and Hawaii Commitments presented to the 2016 World Conservation Congress.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Office of Planning, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii Green Growth, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, Surfrider Foundation Hawaii Chapters, Healthy Climate Communities, Hawaii Public Health Association, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that this measure will supplement the State's existing sustainability goals, empower collective government and private conservation efforts in Hawaii, and contribute to efforts statewide to build a more sustainable future.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 698, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 698, S.D. 2.
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair