STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1855
RE: H.B. No. 1035
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1035, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or similar agreement for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Animal Rights Hawai‘i, Pono Advocacy, West Hawaii Humane Society, For the Fishes, Hawaiian Humane Society, The Humane Society of the United States, Oahu County Democrats Legislative Priorities Committee, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact is a multistate agreement that promotes enforcement of hunting, fishing, trapping, and other wildlife related regulations across jurisdictions. Forty-eight states have passed legislation necessary to join the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, whereby persons who have had their licenses revoked in one state are prohibited from engaging in those licensed activities in another state that is part of the compact agreement. This measure will allow the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enhance hunting, fishing, and other wildlife protection enforcement efforts.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1035, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair