Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 1088
                                     S.D. 1
                                     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 Ocean Recreation and Marine Resources, to
which was referred S.B. No. 1088, S.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to allow the Department of Land
and Natural Resources (DLNR) to sell or take action to cause the
sale of perishable natural resources that are seized.

     DLNR and BOATS/Hawaii Inc. testified in support of this
measure.  The Environmental Center of the University of Hawaii
supported the intent of the bill.

     Your Committee has amended this bill by:

     (1)  Providing that, unless directed by the courts, any non-
          natural resource that are seized shall be forfeited to
          the State for disposition as determined by DLNR or may
          be destroyed, kept, retained or utilized by the
          department or any other state agency;

     (2)  Providing that if a non-natural forfeited item is not
          needed or required by DLNR or any other state agency,
          it shall be disposed of as provided by chapter 712A;

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

                                 STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1252
                                 Page 2

     Your Committee finds that this bill will define procedures
in managing perishable natural resources.  Selling seized catches
in a timely matter at fair market value would reduce storage
costs to the state and prevent the waste of valuable consumable

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Ocean Recreation and Marine Resources that is
attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the
intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1088, S.D. 1, as amended herein,
and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached
hereto as S.B. No. 1088, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Ocean Recreation
                                   and Marine Resources,

                                   Roy M. Takumi, Chair