Chair Luke, Vice-Chair Nishimoto, and Committee Members:
The League of Women Voters of Hawaii opposes SB 703, SD 1, Proposed HD 1 on procedural grounds. SB 703, SD 1 (to modify the solid waste management surcharge which funds state regulation of solid waste) has a different subject than SB 703, SD 1 Proposed HD 1 (to exempt contracts for the extraction and capture of methane generated from municipal waste from the procurement code). If this bill’s subject is amended after crossover, this bill’s subject will not have 3 readings in the Senate. Article III, Section 15 of Hawaii’s Constitution requires that “No bill shall become law unless it shall pass three
readings in each house on separate days.” The 3 reading requirement applies to the subject of a bill - -not just the bill title and bill number.
Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony.