STAND. COM. REP. NO. 238

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1035

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1035 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 the authorize the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or a similar agreement for mutual assistance among American states to enforce wildlife laws.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, West Hawaii Humane Society, Animal Rights Hawaii, The Humane Society of the United States, and two individuals. The Hawaii Association for Justice submitted comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Deleting language that would have provided immunity from civil liability, the right to representation by the State, and indemnity from damages to state officers and employees acting in the scope of their duties to enforce the Compact; and

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050 to encourage further discussion.

 

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. 1035, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1035, 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,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair