STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3043
RE: S.B. No. 2430
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. 2430 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish and appropriate funds for a full-time Climate Change and Human Health Adaptation Coordinator position within the Department of Health.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Office of Planning, Planning Department for the County of Hawaii, Board of Water Supply for the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii County Council, Healthy Climate Communities, and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that the addition of a permanent coordinator to address human adaptation issues related to climate change will help fill a gap in the State's climate change response plan.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments 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. 2430, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2430, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair