STAND. COM. REP. NO.2814
RE: S.B. No. 2613
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2613, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO FISHING RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to prohibit feeding of sharks as part of a commercial activity.
Your Committee finds that in the last few years, there has been an increase in aggressive shark behavior towards swimmers and surfers in near shore waters in Hawaii. Commercial shark feeding operations may aggravate the problem.
It is your Committee's understanding that the Board of Land and Natural Resources may address this issue administratively, without the need for legislation.
Your Committee has amended this measure to change the effective date to July 1, 2050, to continue the discussion on this matter.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2613, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2613, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair