STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3460
RE: H.B. No. 1696
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Agriculture and Environment and Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 1696, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to statutorily require the Fuel Tank Advisory Committees to meet at least twice a year.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and two individuals. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Department of the Navy and Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.
Your Committees find that specifying that the Fuel Tank Advisory Committee meet at least twice a year to study issues related to field-construction underground fuel storage tanks leaks provides greater opportunity for public participation and transparency.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Amending the measure to require the two annual meetings to be held six months apart; and
(2) Making it effective upon its approval.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Agriculture and Environment and Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1696, H.D. 1, , as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1696, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Agriculture and Environment and Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair
MIKE GABBARD, Chair