STAND. COM. REP. NO. 505

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 120

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 120, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Land and Natural Resources to recognize the entire Ala Loa Trail on Kauai as a state trail.

 

A Council Member representing the Kauai County Council, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Aha Moku O Koolau Moloaa Kauai, Council of Konohiki-Ahapuaa Anahola, Aha Moku Koolau, KAFarmers Hui, and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of the Attorney General, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and two individuals commented on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Adding prefatory language explaining the importance of the Ala Loa Trail for access to Native Hawaiian traditional and cultural practices;

 

(2) Directing the Department of Land and Natural Resources to define the physical boundaries of the Ala Loa Trail; and

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

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 120, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 120, H.D. 2, and be referred to your Committee on Water & Land.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair