STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1149

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1325

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1325, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to:

 

(1) Give prior notice to the Game Management Advisory Commission (Commission) before establishing a new watershed project or management plan on state lands, or amending any existing watershed project or management plan for state lands; and

 

(2) Suspend all aerial shooting activity if the Board of Land and Natural Resources has not adopted new rules that incorporate the Commission's recommendations in watershed management decisions as provided by this measure.

 

A few individuals testified in support of this measure. DLNR, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, Hawaii Hunting Association, and an individual opposed this measure. Hawaii Firearms Coalition and an individual 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. 1325, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair