STAND. COM. REP. NO.1009-02
RE: H.R. No. 38
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water and Land Use, to which was referred H.R. No. 38 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE GOVERNOR AND THE UNDERSECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND ATMOSPHERE OF THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION TO REAUTHORIZE THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY, URGING SANCTUARY MANAGERS TO ASSESS CURRENT PRIORITY THREATS TO HUMPBACK WHALES IN SANCTUARY WATERS TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN, AND COMMENDING THE SANCTUARY MANAGERS FOR EXPLORING APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO ADDRESS THE THREAT OF COLLISIONS BETWEEN WHALES AND MARINE VESSELS IN SANCTUARY WATERS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to:
(1) Urge the Governor and the Undersecretary for Oceans
and atmospheric Administration of NOAA to reauthorize
the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine
(2) Urge sanctuary managers to assess current priority
threats to humpback whales in sanctuary waters and
develop long-term management strategy and action plan.
(3) Commend sanctuary managers for exploring appropriate
measures addressing the threat of collisions between
whales and marine vessels in sanctuary waters.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism, NOAA – Humpback Wale NMS, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii Audobon Society, and the National Audubon Society provided testimony in support of this measure.
Your committee has amended this resolution by making technical non substantive changes for style and clarity.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land Use that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 38, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance, in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 38, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land Use,
EZRA KANOHO, Chair