STAND. COM. REP. NO. 121
RE: H.B. No. 1027
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1027 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS ON CERTAIN STATE LANDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to decriminalize traffic infractions within the Department of Land and Natural Resources' natural area reserves, game management areas, wildlife sanctuaries, and public hunting areas.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting a reference to violations of administrative rules in statutory language establishing the non-preclusive effect of criminal prosecution on recovery of damages;
(2) Making the fines unspecified amounts;
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion; and
(4) 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, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1027, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1027, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair