Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1087
                                        S.D. 1

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. 1087 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:
     The purpose of this measure is to allow private marinas and
yacht clubs to take into custody and dispose of vessels abandoned
on their premises.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure
from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Boat Owners
Association of The State of Hawaii.

     Your Committee finds that present law allows a yacht club or
private marina to file liens in the amount of storage charges for
vessels abandoned on the premises, and seek restitution through
small claims court.  However, except for vessels abandoned at a
vessel repair business, only the State may take into custody and
dispose of a vessel abandoned on private property.

     Your Committee is in support of this measure and believes it
will enable yacht clubs and private marinas to recover costs from
abandoned vessels in the same manner as vessel repair facilities.
Your Committee has amended this measure to clarify that the five
day mailing and publication period refers to five calendar days,
and to make technical amendments.

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     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. 1087, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1087,
S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

                                   LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair

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