STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1602-18
RE: H.R. No. 154
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.R. No. 154 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO REMOVE ABANDONED VEHICLES AND GARBAGE FROM PUBLIC PARKS AND BEACHES IN THE STATE WITHIN TEN BUSINESS DAYS OF THE DATE THAT THE ABANDONED VEHICLE OR GARBAGE WAS REPORTED TO THE DEPARTMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to urge the Department of Land and Natural Resources to remove abandoned vehicles and garbage from public parks and beaches in the State within ten business days of the date that the abandoned vehicle or garbage was reported to the Department because of potential environmental and public health hazards.
The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i and Ho‘omanapono Political Action Committee supported this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources provided comments.
Your Committee notes that there are major issues of abandoned vehicles and garbage in the pristine Lipoa Point area of Maui.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Including marine debris in the list of items the Department of Land and Natural Resources is urged to remove from public parks and beaches in the State;
(2) Removing references to illegal drug use, vandalism, graffiti, illegal dumping, and homeless encampments; 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 Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 154, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 154, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair