STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1077


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   H.B. No. 121

      H.D. 3





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 121, H.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


(1)  Statutorily establish a goal of achieving effective management of 30 percent of nearshore waters by year 2030 under the Coastal Zone Management Program; and


(2)  Establish the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Program to coordinate and fulfill the State's role and responsibilities in co-managing the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.


     The Conservation Council for Hawaii and an individual testified in support of this measure.  Three individuals opposed this measure.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Planning, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs commented on this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to facilitate further discussion on this measure; and


(2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 121, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 121, H.D. 3.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,