STAND. COM. REP. NO.2859
RE: H.B. No. 2538
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment, to which was referred H.B. No. 2538 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to permanently exempt the sport fish special fund from the central service and administrative fees.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee has heard that these exemptions are required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under federal law, and that failure to provide the exemptions could result in the loss of over $2,000,000 in federal funds.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2538, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair