STAND. COM. REP. NO. 710
RE: S.B. No. 422
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 422, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to make a housekeeping amendment to section 341-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to delete a reference to a repealed section.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Environmental Advisory Council and Office of Planning and Sustainable Development.
Your Committee finds that Act 152, Session Laws of Hawaii 2021 (Act 152), repealed sections 341-3 and 341-4, Hawaii Revised Statues, to facilitate the administrative transfer of the Environmental Advisory Council from the Department of Health to the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development. However, Act 152 neglected to repeal all references to these sections throughout the Hawaii Revised Statutes. Therefore, this measure removes the reference to section 341-4, Hawaii Revised Statues, from section 341-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
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 S.B. No. 422, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair