STAND. COM. REP. NO. 741
RE: H.B. No. 1325
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1325, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) To give prior notice to the Game Management Advisory Commission before establishing or amending watershed project or management plan on state lands; and
(2) To suspend all aerial shooting activity until final adoption of watershed management rules that integrate Commission recommendations.
The Hawaii Firearms Coalition and several individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Hunting Association, Big Island Invasive Species Committee, and two individuals testified in opposition.
Your Committee has amended this measure by clarifying that DLNR shall suspend all aerial shooting, beginning January 1, 2024, if the Board of Land and Natural Resources has not adopted new rules that integrate Commission recommendations.
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. 1325, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1325, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair