STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2460
RE: S.B. No. 2817
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Agriculture and Environment, to which was referred S.B. No. 2817 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WASTE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the association of any high-rise property consisting of seven stories or more, to provide at least one waste cooking oil receptacle in an easily accessible location on the property to allow residents to deposit grease and waste cooking oil.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Pacific Biodiesel Technologies and eleven individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Associa and one individual.
Your Committee finds that proper disposal of waste cooking oil is an important waste concern. Cooking oil can block plumbing and piping, which can lead to sewage backing up into homes and businesses. Proper disposal of waste cooking oil prevents expensive plumbing repairs and benefits the environment.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring cooperative housing corporations, in addition to unit owners' associations, to provide waste cooking oil receptacles in high rise condominiums; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture and Environment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2817, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2817, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment,
MIKE GABBARD, Chair