STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2621
RE: S.B. No. 3027
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 3027, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to provide moneys to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission to restore, preserve, and determine the appropriate uses of Kaho‘olawe Island, and fund one full-time equivalent permanent cultural resource project coordinator position for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission; the County of Maui; the OCC Legislative Priorities, Democratic Party of Hawai‘i; the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu; the Ocean Tourism Coalition; and twenty-one individuals.
Your Committee received written comments from two individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies.
Your Committee finds that the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission has developed effective restoration projects for the future restoration of the island, including the 2026 Kaho‘olawe Island strategic plan. In addition, while general funds were provided for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission, additional funds are needed for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission's restoration work. This measure provides additional funding needed to continue restoration, implement the strategic plan, and provide the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission with a cultural resources project coordinator.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation amounts to unspecified amounts;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3027, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3027, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair