STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1000-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 1806

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1806, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD DONATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to discourage food waste and encourage food donation to needy recipients by:

 

(1) Requiring that education about food donation liability protections be made a part of the health inspection process of food establishments to promote awareness of the food donation liability protections;

 

(2) Expanding liability protection for food donors to include donations of food and similar donations made directly to needy persons; and

 

(3) Extending liability protections to the donation of expired food and of farm produce when the donor believes in good faith that the food is fit for human consumption.

 

The Department of Health, Hawaii Food Industry Association, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Sierra Club of Hawaii, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Pele Lani Farm LLC, Aloha Harvest, and five individuals testified in support of this measure. The Hawaii Association for Justice provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1806, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SCOTT Y. NISHIMOTO, Chair