STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1968
RE: S.B. No. 908
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 908, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(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 U.S. Green Building Council, Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Organizing for Action, Design Thinking Hawaii, and a few individuals supported this measure. The Office of Planning provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 908, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair