KAUAʻI SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING
Friday, September 27, 2013 9:00 A.M.
Bill 2491 amendments were voted by the ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (SUSTAINABILITY / AGRICULTURE / FOOD / ENERGY) & INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE.
Committee members; Gary L. Hooser, Ross Kagawa, JoAnn A. Yukimura and Nadine K. Nakamura voted for the amendments. Mel Rapozo was the only council/committee member who voted against the amendments and voted against the Bill 2491. Committee Chair Gary Hooser, co-introducer of Bill 2491 voted for the amendments with serious reservations. Committee members JoAnn A. Yukimura and Nadine K. Nakamura amended the Bill to “compromise” with the chemical companies that would have been responsible for paying for permitting and additional safety regulations.
Further changes to Bill 2491 may be possible when it goes to the next hearing before the full council.