Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 1089
                                     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 Finance, to which was referred S.B. No.
1089, S.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to give the Department of Land
and Natural Resources (DLNR) more flexibility in amending its
administrative rules by clarifying reporting requirements for
commercial marine licenses.

     DLNR testified in support of this measure.

     Your Committee finds that H.B. No. 1179, was passed out by
the Senate and signed by the Governor on April 8, 1999, as Act 9,
Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 1999.  The provisions of H.B. No.
1179 were identical to this bill, except for a provision in
section 2, limiting the reporting information required in section
189-3(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to monitor catches by
commercial marine licensees.

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

     (1)  Authorizing a person to land marine life for commercial
          purposes only if the unprocessed fish are landed whole
          or headed and gutted, and frozen or on ice;

     (2)  Deleting the limitations on reporting requirements; and 

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     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments to comply
          with Act 9, SLH 1999.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No.
1089, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1089, S.D.
1, H.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Finance,

                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair