STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1114
RE: S.B. No. 1219
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources and Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 1219, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE LANAI WATERSHED,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to help protect the sources of freshwater on the island of Lanai by requiring:
(1) Funding for the Lanaihale Watershed Management Plan (Watershed Plan) be provided solely from private sources; and
(2) The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to control and manage implementation of the Watershed Plan.
Hawaiian Electric Company and Maui Electric Company supported this bill. DLNR opposed this measure.
After careful consideration, your Committees have amended this bill by:
(1) Allowing funding for the Watershed Plan to come from federal and private sources; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources and Energy & Environmental Protection that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1219, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1219, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources and Energy & Environmental Protection,
DENNY COFFMAN, Acting Chair
JERRY L. CHANG, Chair