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HB551 HD1       (?)


Measure Title: PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO GUARANTEE ALL INDIVIDUALS THE RIGHT TO HAVE A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT.
Report Title: Constitutional Amendment; Green Amendment; Environmental Protection (ConAm)
Description: Proposes a constitutional amendment that guarantees individuals the right to a clean and healthy environment, including pure water, clean air, healthy ecosystems, and a stable climate, and to the preservation of the natural, cultural, scenic and healthful qualities of the environment. Clarifies that the rights guaranteed may not be diminished by Article XI, Section 9, of the State Constitution. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
Companion:  SB502
Package: Environmental Legislative Caucus
Current Referral: EEP/WAL, JHA, FIN
Introducer(s): LOWEN, DECOITE, GANADEN, ICHIYAMA, KAPELA, LOPRESTI, MARTEN, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, OHNO, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, WILDBERGER

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1/22/2021HPending introduction.
1/25/2021HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/27/2021HReferred to EEP/WAL, JHA, FIN, referral sheet 1
2/3/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by EEP/WAL on Thursday, 02-11-21 9:00AM in House conference room 325 Via Videoconference.
2/5/2021HBill re-scheduled to be heard by EEP/WAL on Thursday, 02-11-21 10:45AM in conference room 325 Via Videoconference.
2/11/2021HThe committees on EEP recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 7 Ayes: Representative(s) Lowen, Marten, Hashem, Perruso, Todd, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Matayoshi; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Tokioka.
2/11/2021HThe committees on WAL recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 5 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Branco, Ganaden; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) B. Kobayashi, Morikawa; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Kong; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Ohno, McDermott.
2/12/2021HReported from EEP/WAL (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 248) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to JHA.
2/12/2021HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JHA with Representative(s) Har voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Kong, McDermott, Okimoto, Ward voting no (4) and Representative(s) Eli, Gates, Hashimoto excused (3).

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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HB551 HD1






CommDate/Time/RoomNotice 
EEP/WAL 2/11/21 10:45A
325 Via Videoconference
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