Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1083

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Economic Development, to which was
referred S.B. No. 1083 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this administration measure is to authorize
the Board of Land and Natural Resources to delegate enforcement
authority to other designated employees, in addition to
conservation and resources enforcement officers, for the purpose
of enforcement of boating and ocean recreation programs.

     Testimony received in support of this measure was received
from the Board of Land and Natural Resources.  Testimony opposed
to this measure was received from the Boat Owners Association of
Hawaii, Inc.

     Your Committee finds that the present staffing level of the
Department's Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement
(DOCARE) is not sufficient to provide the level of security and
enforcement within boating facilities that is desired by the
boating public.

     Your Committee finds that DOCARE officers are unable to
respond to minor infractions in a timely manner due to higher
priority enforcement assignments.  

     Your Committee finds that delegation of limited enforcement
authority to harbor agents and other selected employees of the

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Department's Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR)
will permit immediate enforcement of minor infractions at the
time they occur, without the necessity of waiting for DOCARE
officers to respond to enforcement requests.    

     Your Committee finds that the enforcement of minor
infractions by DOBOR personnel will supplement DOCARE efforts and
free DOCARE officers to concentrate on boating safety enforcement
efforts on the water.  

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Economic Development that is attached to this
report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of S.B. No. 1083 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and
be referred to the Committee on Water, Land, and Hawaiian

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Economic

                                   LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair

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