STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1535-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.R. No. 74

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred H.R. No. 74 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO IMPLEMENT SAFEGUARDS AT HAUULA BEACH PARK TO PROTECT HAWAIIAN MONK SEALS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Transportation and the City and County of Honolulu to implement safeguards at Hauula Beach Park to protect Hawaiian monk seals.

 

The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Keiko Conservation, and an individual supported this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources provided comments.

 

Your Committee notes that the Department of Transportation and the City and County of Honolulu should work in collaboration with the Department of Land and Natural Resources and federal agencies to enforce state and federal regulations to protect Hawaiian monk seals.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 74 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair