STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2628

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 3129

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Agriculture and Environment, to which was referred S.B. No. 3129 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WASTE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Department of Health to convene a construction waste reuse and recycling working group to determine how to implement a requirement for the reuse, recycling, or donation of construction waste.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Economic Development of the County of Kauai, Office of Economic Development of the County of Maui, Department of Environmental Services of the City and County of Honolulu, EcoTipping Points Project, Building Industry Association Hawaii, Surfrider Oahu, Re-use Hawaii, Zero Waste Big Island, International Code Council, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and three individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health; PVT Land Company, Ltd.; and one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that sustainable construction practices reduce the collective environmental impacts of the construction process, production of building materials, and operation and maintenance of the building throughout its lifespan. Sustainable practices emphasize the preservation of natural resources and the efficient use of construction materials. Thus, your Committee finds that the Department of Health should convene a construction waste reuse and recycling working group to develop recommendations on how to implement a requirement for the reuse, recycling, or donation of construction waste.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Inserting an appropriation of $75,000 for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the construction waste reuse and recycling working group; 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. 3129, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3129, 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,

 

 

 

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MIKE GABBARD, Chair