STAND. COM. REP. NO. 601

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1094

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. 1094 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to provide funding to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the Aha Moku Advisory Committee. Specifically, this measure:

 

(1) Appropriates $20,000 for each year of the fiscal biennium out of the general revenues for the general operations of the Aha Moku Advisory Committee; and

 

(2) Appropriates $25,000 for each year of the fiscal biennium out of the general revenues for one full-time equivalent permanent position within the Natural and Physical Environment Program (LNR 906) to serve on the Aha Moku Advisory Committee.

 

The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and a few individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Aha Moku Advisory Committee offered comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing all appropriations to unspecified amounts;

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and

 

(3) 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. 1094, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1094, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair