STAND. COM. REP. NO. 375-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 2098

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Water & Land and Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 2098 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to assist the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission (Commission) in its efforts by authorizing:

 

(1) The Board of Land and Natural Resources to transfer to the Commission the Board's duties to operate, administer, manage, and maintain the Kihei small boat harbor; and

 

(2) The Commission to undertake the management of the Kihei small boat harbor.

 

The Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission and an individual supported this measure. B&B Scuba Inc., Maui Dive Shop, Ocean Tourism Coalition, Sea Fire Charter, and several individuals opposed this measure.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water & Land and Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2098, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2098, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water & Land and Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair