THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1172

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE NATURAL AREA RESERVES SYSTEM COMMISSION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 195-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"195-6 Natural area reserves system commission. There shall be a natural area reserves system commission, hereinafter called the "commission." The commission shall consist of thirteen members who shall be appointed in the manner and serve for the term set in section 26-34. Six of the members of the commission shall be persons possessing scientific qualifications as evidenced by an academic degree in wildlife or marine biology, botany, forestry, ecology, resource management, biogeography, zoology, or geology; one member shall be a person possessing membership in a hiking organization organized in the State; [and] one member shall be a person possessing membership in a hunting organization organized in the State[.]; and one member shall be a person possessing a background in native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices. The chairperson of the board of land and natural resources, [the superintendent of education,] the director of the office of planning, the chairperson of the board of agriculture and the president of the University of Hawaii, or their designated representatives, shall serve as ex officio voting members. The governor shall appoint the chairperson from one of the appointed members of the commission. The members shall receive no compensation for their services on the commission but shall be entitled to reimbursement for necessary expenses while attending meetings and while in the discharge of their duties.

The commission shall be a part of the department for administrative purposes as provided in section 26-35.

Any action taken by the commission shall be by a simple majority of its members. Seven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum to do business.

The commission may engage employees necessary to perform its duties, including administrative personnel, as provided by section 26-35.

The commission shall adopt rules guiding its conduct and shall maintain a record of its activities and actions."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Natural Area Reserves System Commission; Membership

 

Description:

Amends the composition of the Natural Area Reserves System Commission by adding a member possessing a background in native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices, and removing the Superintendent of Education as a member.

 

 

 

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