STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1821
RE: S.B. No. 167
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 S.B. No. 167, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish objectives, policies, and priority guidelines for state facility systems in the Hawaii State Planning Act to achieve the use of green infrastructure, vegetation, and trees in state facility systems, infrastructure, and transit projects; and
(2) Require the Office of Planning, in partnership with the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force, to make recommendations to the Legislature for implementing the green infrastructure objectives, policies, and priority guidelines.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Office of Planning, Climate Protectors Hawai‘i, 350Hawaii.org, Trees for Honolulu's Future, and six individuals.
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 S.B. No. 167, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair