THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2878

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The Hawaii Revised Statutes is amended by adding a new chapter to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"CHAPTER

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

-1 Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to recognize the State's role in co-managing the Hawaiian islands humpback whale national marine sanctuary.

-2 Definition. For the purposes of this chapter, "sanctuary" means the Hawaiian islands humpback whale national marine sanctuary as designated by Congress in the 1992 Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary Act (subtitle C of Public Law 102-587, as amended by Public Law 104-283) and as may be amended or renamed in accordance with the five-year sanctuary management plan review process established by section 304(e) of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1434), title III of which act is known as the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1431-1445c-1).

-3 Lead agency. The department is designated as the lead state agency to co-manage the sanctuary in accordance with the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, the 1998 compact agreement between the State of Hawaii and the United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the 2010 memorandum of agreement between the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the State of Hawaii."

SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

 

Description:

Recognizes the State's role in co-managing the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

 

 

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