STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1148
RE: H.B. No. 1133
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. 1133, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to preserve and protect offshore marine life conservation districts by limiting access to any marine life conservation district not accessible by land, to 50 percent of commercial permit holders at any time.
Ocean Tourism Coalition, Kai Kanani Sailing, Calypso Charters, Trilogy Corporation, Malolo Charters, PacWhale Eco-Adventures, Maui Classic Charters, Maui-Molokai Sea Cruises, and several individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources and two individuals opposed this measure. The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i provided 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. 1133, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair