STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3163
RE: S.B. No. 2503
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2503 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL WASTEWATER SYSTEMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish within the Department of Health the Time of Transfer Individual Wastewater System Inspection Program to oversee the inspection and repair of any individual wastewater system at the time of the sale or transfer of ownership of an attached property.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Health and Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism receive approximately $1,100,000 in annual federal grants through the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments, contingent on the State taking measures to address and minimize polluted runoff, including runoff from on-site sewage facilities. This measure minimizes the polluted runoff created by failing individual wastewater systems in the State by establishing a program to oversee their inspection and repair at the time of an attached property's transfer or sale.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2503 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair