STAND. COM. REP. NO.  998-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2419

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2419, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to provide for the proper maintenance of critical infrastructure at the State's small boat harbors and port locations by:


(1)  Requiring the Department of Land and Natural Resources to create a strategic plan for maintenance dredging for small boat harbors, channels, ramps, and other important port infrastructure in the State and submit a report, including the strategic plan, to the Legislature prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2019; and


(2)  Appropriating funds for creating the strategic plan for maintenance dredging of harbor and port locations.  


     The Ocean Tourism Coalition, Quicksilver Charters, Calypso Charters, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources submitted comments on this measure.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2419, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,