STAND. COM. REP. NO. 368-18
RE: H.B. No. 2594
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs and Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 2594 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission to effectively meet the unique challenges of restoring, preserving, and determining the appropriate uses of the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve for the people of Hawaii.
The Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission, Democratic Party of Hawaii Hawaiian Affairs Caucus, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Trilogy Excursions, Ocean Tourism Coalition, and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure. An individual commented on this measure.
Your Committees have amended this measure by changing its effective date to December 24, 2088, to facilitate further discussion on this measure.
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 H.B. No. 2594, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2594, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs and Water & Land,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair
KANIELA ING, Chair