STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1146
RE: H.B. No. 1035
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1035, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to protect the State's wildlife resources. Specifically, this measure authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, or similar agreement, with a state, federal, or foreign entity, for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaiian Humane Society, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and a concerned individual supported this measure. The Humane Society of the United States offered comments on this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1035, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair