STAND. COM. REP. NO.728-02
RE: S.B. No. 2231
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 S.B. No. 2231, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO KAHO'OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the State to warn persons entering Kaho'olawe of the dangers of unexploded ordnance.
In addition, this measure establishes a task force on warning signs and devices for Kaho'olawe, and makes conclusive presumption provisions effective upon the transfer of access control from the United States Navy to Hawaii.
The Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii testified in support of this measure. Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Maui County Council.
Your Committee notes that the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii and the Water Commission will continue their efforts to develop language similar to that in Act 190, Session Laws of Hawaii 1996.
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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2231, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land Use,
EZRA KANOHO, Chair