STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3539
RE: H.B. No. 2594
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2594, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to provide funds for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission to effectively restore, preserve, and determine the appropriate uses of the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the County of Maui; Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission; Activities of Kauai; Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu; Ocean Tourism Coalition; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i; and twenty individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies and one individual.
Your Committee finds that providing funds for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission will enable it to restore, preserve, and determine the appropriate uses of the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve for the people of Hawaii.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the amounts appropriated to unspecified amounts; and
(2) Changing the effective dated to July 1, 2050,
to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2594, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2594, H.D. 2, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair