STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1599-18
RE: H.C.R. No. 182
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.C.R. No. 182 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO WORK WITH LOCAL HUNTERS TO ACCOMMODATE TRADITIONAL AND CUSTOMARY NATIVE HAWAIIAN HUNTING PRACTICES AND CHANGE ITS POLICIES BASED ON THE CONCERNS OF LOCAL HUNTERS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge the Department of Land and Natural Resources to work with local hunters to accommodate traditional and customary native Hawaiian hunting practices, find alternatives to aerial shooting for wild ungulate eradication, and expand the areas and bag limits for the hunting of wild ungulates.
The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Ho‘omanapono Political Action Committee, Waianae Hunting Association, BIFA, Hawaii Hunting Association, and many individuals supported this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 182 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair