STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1156
RE: S.B. No. 893
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 893 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RECYCLING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
More specifically, this measure:
(1) Prohibits the counties from rejecting number 1 and 2 bottles presented for recycling solely because the bottles are accompanied by or adjoined to bottle caps made of materials that are not recycled by the respective county;
(2) Requires the counties to separate the subject bottle caps from the recyclable bottles and dispose of the bottle caps;
(3) Requires the counties to include polypropylene plastic and containers manufactured from polypropylene plastic in their respective feasibility assessments; and
(4) Appropriates moneys to the respective counties to implement the measure.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from Reynolds Recycling and one individual.
Your Committee notes that collectively, the counties will require $200,000 for each fiscal year of fiscal biennium 2019-2021. However, your Committee also notes that the allocation amounts per county have not been determined.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that each county shall receive an unspecified amount of the appropriation;
(2) Changing the appropriation from $200,000 to an unspecified amount;
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(4) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for 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. 893, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 893, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair