STAND. COM. REP. NO. 349
RE: H.B. No. 1200
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 1200 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PLANS FOR A SWIM AREA IN POHOIKI,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for the Department of Land and Natural Resources to conduct a feasibility study to determine the best means to provide a Pohoiki Swimming area and develop plans for a safe swim area.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Council Member representing District 4 of the Hawaii County Council, Malama O Puna, Friends of Pohoiki, and two concerned individuals supported this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Removing the appropriation amount;
(2) Clarifying that funding shall be appropriated out of an unspecified special fund, rather than out of the general revenues of the State; and
(3) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
Should your Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committee on Water & Land respectfully requests that it consider appropriating $250,000 for the feasibility study and the development of plans for a safe swim area.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1200, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1200, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair