STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1996
RE: H.B. No. 1028
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1028, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES TRUST FUND,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to expand the type of revenue that may be deposited into the endangered species trust fund.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and an individual.
Your Committee finds that, pursuant to section 195D-31(a)(3), Hawaii Revised Statutes, only fees and assessments charged for the "commercial" use of public lands and waters may be deposited into the endangered species trust fund. Your Committee further finds that, by repealing this restriction, this measure would allow the Department of Land and Natural Resources to seek additional types of revenue for the implementation of chapter 195D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the conservation of wildlife.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1028, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair