REPORT TITLE:
Marine life; resrce restrictns

DESCRIPTION:
Clarifies that the Department may limit the possession and sale
of certain marine life taken from the Northwestern Hawaiian
Islands.

 
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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE LICENSE FOR IMPORTED MARINE LIFE.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 189-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "189-6  [Marine] Licenses for marine life from waters not
 
 4 within state jurisdiction [during closed seasons].  Any other
 
 5 provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, wherever the
 
 6 possession or sale of marine life or products within the State is
 
 7 prohibited as for instance by a closed season, the prohibition
 
 8 shall not apply where the marine life or products have been taken
 
 9 from or caught outside of the waters of the State and the
 
10 possession or sale has been licensed by the department of land
 
11 and natural resources under rules adopted by the department.  The
 
12 department may make rules pursuant to chapter 91 governing the
 
13 issuance, suspension, and revocation and all other terms of the
 
14 licenses.  In addition, the department may specify in the rules
 
15 that any marine life taken from the waters of the northwestern
 
16 Hawaiian islands may not be possessed and sold under authority of
 
17 the license."
 
18      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
19 New statutory material is underscored.
 

 
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 1      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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 3                           INTRODUCED BY: ________________________
 

 
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