STAND. COM. REP. NO.2501
RE: S.B. No. 2795
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. 2795, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purposes of this measure are to expand the Department of Land and Natural Resources' authority to possess or use chemicals and electrofishing devices that would normally be unlawful, when no other reasonable alternative is appropriate; to expand the Department's authority to permit non-consumptive activities that are otherwise prohibited by law; and to clarify that permits issued for chemicals and electrofishing devices include possession or use of such devices.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that this measure will assist the Department in applying more efficient management practices for the State's aquatic resources, particularly in dealing with infestations of alien species.
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. 2795, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair