Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1173
                                     H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred H.B. No. 1173 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Board of Land
and Natural Resources (BLNR) to authorize the officers and
employees of the Boating and Ocean Recreation Division of the
Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to issue summons
and citations to enforce boating and ocean recreation programs.

     Testimony in support of the measure was received from the
BLNR.  Testimony in opposition to the measure was received from
Boats/Hawaii Inc.

     Your Committee finds that the present staffing of the
Conservation and Resources Enforcement Division of DLNR is not
sufficient to provide adequate security and enforcement within
boating facilities if that division is to carry out its functions
of performing offshore boat patrols and other necessary safety
and enforcement functions.

     By allowing the DLNR to assign harbor agents and other
selected personnel from the DLNR's Division of Boating and Ocean
Recreation to provide security and enforcement functions within
boating facilities, your Committee believes that safety and
security standards can be met without the need for increased

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     Your Committee has amended this bill by making technical,
nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of style and clarity.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 1173, as amended herein, and recommends that
it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No.
1173, H.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Judiciary &
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair