STAND. COM. REP. NO.761-02
RE: S.B. No. 2795
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. 2795, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to expand the Department of Land and Natural Resources' authority to:
(1) Possess or use chemicals and electrofishing devices that would normally be unlawful, when no other reasonable alternative is appropriate; and
(2) Permit non-consumptive activities that are otherwise prohibited by law.
The bill also clarifies that permits issued for possession of chemicals and electrofishing devices includes the use of such devices.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources testified in support of this measure.
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. 2795, 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