STAND. COM. REP. NO.2431
RE: S.B. No. 3016
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Economic Development and Technology and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 3016 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATE SMALL BOAT HARBORS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Land and Natural Resources to contract with a private consultant to study the condition of state small boat harbors, recommend improvements, evaluate costs of improvements and funding sources, and develop a master plan.
Your Committees received testimony in favor of this measure from Maui Ocean Activities, Kauai Sea Tours, GKO & Associates, South Pacific Kayaks & Outfitters, Expeditions, and Hawaii Boaters Political Action Association. Your Committees received testimony opposing this measure from the Board of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii's Thousand Friends, and Makai Society. Comments were received from Hawaii Government Employees Association.
Your Committees find that existing small boat harbor facilities have been allowed to reach a state of significant deterioration and the overall program has not kept pace with the demands of the recreational boating industry elsewhere in the world. Hawaii has some of the greatest recreational boating opportunities in the world and yet has been mostly unable to capitalize on the opportunities.
Your Committees have amended this measure in the following ways:
(1) The Legislative Reference Bureau shall conduct the study and also provide a management plan;
(2) The Board of Land and Natural Resources shall provide public hearings for the development of the study and the plan, with the participation of the Senate Committees on Economic Development and Technology, and Transportation, Military Affairs, and Government Operations; and
(3) An appropriation is made for the repair and maintenance of the small boat harbors as determined by the study.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Economic Development and Technology and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3016, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3016, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Economic Development and Technology and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair
ROD TAM, Chair