STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1821

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 167

S.D. 1

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

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:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(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 Hawaii, 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,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair