STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1636


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015


RE:   S.B. No. 1049

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1049, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to promote electronic waste recycling by:


(1)  Prohibiting the approval of an electronic device manufacturer's recycling plan that exclusively provides only a mail-back option to return a covered electronic device to the manufacturer for recycling; and


(2)  Authorizing the approval of the recycling plan of an electronic device manufacturer of exclusively mobile covered electronic devices whose products are voluntarily accepted at no charge by at least fifty retail locations in the State if the recycling plan documents these retail locations.


     The Department of Health, Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Green Growth, and Consumer Electronics Association supported this measure.




     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to January 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion; and


     (2)  Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for clarity, consistency, and style.


     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. 1049, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1049, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,