STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1109

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2015

 

RE: S.B. No. 786

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs and Water & Land, to which was referred S.B. No. 786, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to provide adequate funding to the Aha Moku Advisory Committee so that the Committee may fully perform its statutory purposes of advising the Board of Land and Natural Resources on traditional natural resource management practices and providing community outreach on issues regarding natural and cultural resources.

 

The Aha Moku Advisory Committee, Kalihi Palama Hawaiian Civic Club, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, and several individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. Two individuals submitted testimony in opposition. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and one individual submitted comments.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing its effective date to December 24, 2088, to encourage further discussion; and

 

(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment to correct a typographical error.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs and Water & Land that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 786, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 786, 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 Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs and Water & Land,

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair