STAND. COM. REP. NO. 667
RE: S.B. No. 935
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. 935 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR WATER REUSE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds for water reuse systems in the State.
Specifically, this measure authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and makes appropriations of $235,000 for installation of a greywater reuse project at Launiupoko Beach Park and $750,000 for a dual piping irrigation system at Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Facility, with a total appropriation of $985,000.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, Hawaii Community Foundation, and One World One Water, L.L.C.
Your Committee finds that water reuse projects help to ensure the State's long-term water security.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Substituting Kanaha Beach Park for Launiupoko Beach Park as the subject for the expenditure of appropriated funds;
(2) Changing all appropriations to unspecified amounts; and
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 935, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 935, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair