STAND. COM. REP. NO. 936

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1177
                                     H.D. 2




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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, to which
was referred H.B. No. 1177, H.D. 1, entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ABANDONED VESSELS,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to allow private marinas and
yacht clubs to take custody and dispose of vessels abandoned on
their premises.

     Testimony in support of this bill was received from the
Board of Land and Natural Resources and Boats/Hawaii, Inc.

     By allowing the disposition of abandoned vessels without
administrative intervention by the Department of Land and Natural
Resources, your Committee believes that this measure will enable
private marinas and yacht clubs to clear their premises of
abandoned vessels in a timely and cost-effective manner while
eliminating unnecessary government intervention and "paper work".

     Your Committee has amended this bill by:

     (1)  Clarifying that the thirty-day notice of sale or
          disposition of the abandoned vessel is deemed received
          by the legal or registered owner five calender days
          after the mailing of the notice; and

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for
          purposes of style and clarity.

 
 
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     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. 1177, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto
as H.B. No. 1177, H.D. 2.

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



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                                   PAUL T. OSHIRO, Chair