THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

353

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 342H, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part III to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"342H‑ Beverages in plastic bottles or rigid plastic containers; prohibition on using state funds to purchase. (a) No state agency shall use state funds for the purchase of beverages in plastic bottles or rigid plastic containers, except as provided in subsection (b).

(b) The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply to:

(1) Public health and safety preparedness, emergencies, investigations, and extended deployments or activations of the office of hazard evaluation and emergency response of the department or the department of defense;

(2) Situations in which there is high risk of cross-contamination with non-potable or contaminated water;

(3) Purchases made in relation to the licensed blind vendor program;

(4) Purchases of water by the department of land and natural resources for wildland firefighters of the division of forestry and wildlife; and

(5) Situations in which there are no reasonable alternatives to beverages in plastic bottles or rigid plastic containers, such as large public events, and circumstances in which large quantities of beverages must be distributed for health and safety reasons.

(c) For purposes of this section:

"State agency" means a department, division, agency, office, board, commission, bureau, or council of the State.

"State funds" means any money deposited into or drawn from the state treasury or any special, revolving, or trust fund or trust account of the State. "State funds" includes any money appropriated by the State and transferred to any state agency that is used by the state agency, in whole or in part, to purchase goods or services."

SECTION 2. Chapter 342H, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the title of part III to read as follows:

"[[]PART III.[]] PLASTIC [CONTAINER CODING] CONTAINERS"

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Procurement; Plastic Bottles; Rigid Plastic Containers

 

Description:

Prohibits the expenditure of state funds by state agencies for the purchase of beverages in plastic bottles or rigid plastic containers, except under certain circumstances.

 

 

 

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