STAND. COM. REP. NO. 279

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 861

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

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. 861 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED SUBSISTENCE FISHING AREAS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish a goal for the Department of Land and Natural Resources to designate and adopt rules for the management of no fewer than four additional community-based subsistence fishery areas by December 31, 2020.

 

The Department of Transportation, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kuaaina Ulu Auamo, Hoomana Pono, LLC., and two individuals testified in support of this measure. Two individuals testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources commented on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the number of community-based subsistence fishing areas that shall be designated from four to five;

 

(2) Changing the goal year from 2020 to 2025; 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. 861, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 861, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair