STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1677


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2019


RE:   S.B. No. 908

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 908, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Establish a Statewide Sustainability Division within the Office of Planning to ensure long-term planning, coordination, and implementation of Hawaii's sustainability goals and policies; and


     (2)  Appropriate funds for the establishment of the Statewide Sustainability Division and its staffing positions.


     The Office of Planning, Land Use Commission, Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Organizing for Action, and a few individuals supported this measure.  An individual opposed this measure.  An individual provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2100, to encourage further discussion; and

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 908, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 908, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,