HI HB1858 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 25-2)
Status: Introduced on January 17 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-11 - The committee(s) on EEP/HLT recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
Pending: House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Requires the Sea Grant College Program, with the Department of Health, to develop and conduct a two-year comprehensive statewide outreach program that provides science-based information and understanding of sewage contamination sources in nearshore marine areas; increases understanding of sewage capacity needs; and informs all stakeholders of appropriate solutions for cesspool conversion. Requires the Water Resources Research Center to research wastewater system technologies to determine the most cost-effective way to upgrade cesspools in Hawaii and reduce their impact on drinking water and groundwater. Appropriates funds.

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Relating To Cesspools.



2020-02-11HouseThe committee(s) on EEP/HLT recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
2020-02-05HouseBill scheduled to be heard by EEP/HLT on Tuesday, 02-11-20 8:30AM in House conference room 325.
2020-01-23HouseReferred to EEP/HLT, FIN, referral sheet 3
2020-01-17HouseIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
2020-01-16HousePending introduction.

Same As/Similar To

SB2379 (Same As) 2020-02-20 - The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 10 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, Harimoto, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Riviere, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 3 Excused: Senator(s) English, K. Kahele, Shimabukuro.


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