STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1751_______

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: S.B. No. 942
                                     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.
942, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to strengthen the law relating
to public hunting by:

     (1)  Making it mandatory for the Department of Land and
          Natural Resources (DLNR) to establish, maintain,
          manage, and operate game management areas, wildlife
          sanctuaries, and public hunting areas on land under its
          control; and

     (2)  Adding an additional requirement to DLNR's powers and
          duties to preserve, protect, and promote public

     DLNR, the Hawaii Rifle Association, the Hawaii Hunting
Advisory Council, the Hawaii Hunting Association, the Hawaii
Citizens' Rights Committee, and an individual testified in
support of this measure.

     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.
942, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

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

                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair