STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1683
RE: S.B. No. 348
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. 348, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BOTTLED WATER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Update existing law to require bottled water to meet standards prescribed by the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding product quality standards for bottled water; and
(2) Repeal the requirement that noncarbonated bottled water be transported, stored, processed, or bottled in or through lines or equipment through which only water is passed.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Sierra Club National Marine Team, Ko Olina Resort Operators Association, Ball Corporation, and Hawaii Food Industry Association. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.
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. 348, S.D. 1, 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