HB1893 proposes to exempt all state and county projects from Chapter 343 (Hawaiiʻs EIS law). Despite the liberal use of the word “narrow,” the exemption is actually quite broad — any project the Governor or Mayor deems worthy of exemption.
This is the most dangerous bill in my memory. It has been re-referred to JUD. By bypassing other committees this bill becomes exempt from dieing at 1st lateral. Speaker Say has put this bill on the fast track to move forward. Call the finance committee and express your concern.