STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2981
RE: S.B. No. 2162
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2162, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to further address, provide recommendations concerning, and submit a report to the Legislature regarding sea level rise in the State.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission, Office of Planning, Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Hawaii Public Health Association, IMUA Alliance, Maui Chamber of Commerce, Young Progressives Demanding Action, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that requiring the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to undertake certain activities to further address sea level rise in the State is necessary for the State to adapt to the impacts of sea level rise.
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 2162, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2162, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair