STAND. COM. REP. NO.3378
RE: S.C.R. No. 85
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Economic Development and Technology, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 85 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO INVESTIGATE EXISTING CONFLICTS BETWEEN ORGANIZED WATER SPORTS EVENTS AND INDIVIDUAL RECREATIONAL USERS AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EQUITABLE ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WATERS AND BEACHES OF THE STATE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to develop recommendations to provide equitable access to, and use of, the waters and beaches of the State for both organized water sports events and individual recreational users.
Testimony in support of the measure was received from the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and an individual.
Your Committee finds that although voluntary guidelines regarding sequential scheduling of certain areas for water sports events have worked well in the past for DLNR's Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, it appears that more firm guidance in the form of administrative rules is necessary.
Your Committee has amended the measure by requesting that the Board of Land and Natural Resources conduct public hearings on the issue.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development and Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 85, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 85, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development and Technology,
ROD TAM, Chair