STAND. COM. REP. NO.  725-20


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2020


RE:   H.B. No. 2151

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2151, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to:

     (1)  Assist low- and moderate-income property owners with converting their failing cesspools to more environmentally appropriate systems by creating a Cesspool Compliance Pilot Grant Project (Project) within the Department of Health to assist with conversion costs; and


     (2)  Appropriate funds to the Department of Health to implement the Project, including funds for an administrator position or to contract for services to establish and administer the Project.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Reef and Ocean Coalition, Surfrider Oahu, Ulupono Initiative, Wastewater Alternatives and Innovations, and one individual.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health, Department of Taxation, and County of Hawaii Office of the Mayor.


     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 H.B. No. 2151, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,