STAND. COM. REP. NO. 377-18
RE: H.B. No. 2198
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 2198 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WATERSHEDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish within the Department of Land and Natural Resources for administrative purposes the Watershed Task Force to define the term "watershed"; and
(2) Appropriate funds for the administration and operation of the Watershed Task Force.
Ulupono Initiative and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure. An individual opposed this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
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. 2198, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2198, 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