STAND. COM. REP. NO.518
RE: H.B. No. 2710
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2710, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO OCEAN LEASING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to make permanent the provisions of Act 176, Session Laws of Hawaii 1999, which:
(1) Removed various barriers to business investment in aquaculture and mariculture; and
(2) Provided for the regulation of open ocean activities such as aquaculture and mariculture.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, Hawaii Aquaculture Association, Oceanic Institute, Cates International, Inc., and Black Pearls Inc. submitted testimony in support of this bill.
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 H.B. No. 2710, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair