STAND. COM. REP. NO. 787
RE: H.B. No. 1318
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1318, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish the Environmental Advisory Council;
(2) Repeal provisions relating to the Office of Environmental Quality Control and Environmental Center;
(3) Transfer the rights, powers, employees, appropriations, and other personal property from the Office of Environmental Quality Control to the Office of Planning; and
(4) Amend an applicant's ability to appeal nonacceptance of an environmental impact statement from the Environmental Council to the Environmental Advisory Council.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Environmental Quality Control and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Office of Planning.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1318, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair