STAND. COM. REP. NO. 795

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1405

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. 1405 entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to adjust the operating budget for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021 for ten programs in the Department of Land and Natural Resources:

 

(1) Public Lands Management (LNR101);

 

(2) Fisheries Management (LNR 153);

 

(3) Ecosystem Protection and Restoration (LNR401);

 

(4) Water Resources (LNR404);

 

(5) Ocean-Based Recreation (LNR801);

 

(6) Historic Preservation (LNR802);

 

(7) Forest and Outdoor Recreation (LNR804);

 

(8) District Resource Management (LNR805);

 

(9) Parks Administration and Operation (LNR806); and

 

(10) LNR Natural and Physical Environment (LNR906).

 

The Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources offered comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Inserting new appropriation amounts for:

 

(A) LNR101;

 

(C) LNR404;

 

(D) LNR801;

 

(E) LNR804;

 

(F) LNR806; and

 

(G) LNR 906; and

 

(2) Deleting Program ID line items for which no additional appropriation was made.

 

Specifically, the appropriation provided by this measure includes:

 

(1) For LNR 101, $80,000 in special funds for each year of the biennium has been appropriated for salary and fringe of a newly created Climate Change Coordinator;

 

(2) For LNR401:

(A) $29,808 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $59,616 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in general funds to establish and fund a 1.00 FTE temporary Program Specialist V position to support the coordination and implementation of the Marine 30x30 Initiative;

 

(B) Less $12,693 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and less $12,693 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in general funds to transfer out Position #120594 (Accountant IV) position from LNR401 to LNR 906;

 

(C) Less $60,927 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and less $60,927 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in federal funds to transfer out Position #120594 (Accountant IV) position from LNR401 to LNR 906;

 

(D) $24,474 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $24,474 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in general funds for the Position #91914C (Program Specialist III);

 

(3) For LNR404, $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in general funds to pay for a geographical Environmental Impact Statement for water permits for the County of Kauai and the County of Hawaii;

 

(4) For LNR801, less $168,269 for each of the fiscal years of the biennium for to transfer out an Accountant IV position and an Accountant III position;

 

(5) For LNR804:

 

(A) $800,000 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $400,000 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in general funds for the Game Related Program Statewide;

 

(B) $896,251 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $896,251 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in federal funds for the federal fund ceiling adjustment;

 

(6) For LNR806:

 

(A) Less $36,468 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $36,468 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in general funds to transfer out Position $12969 (Accountant III) from LNR 806 to LNR 906;

 

(B) $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in special funds for four current county lifeguard services contracts;

 

(c) $120,160 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $120,160 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in special funds for the special fund ceiling increase for fringe benefits;

 

(D) Less $218,456 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and less $1,218,456 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in other federal funds for the federal fund ceiling adjustment;

 

(7) For LNR906:

 

(A) $22,000 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $22,000 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in general funds to reinstate funding for the Aha Moku Advisory Committee;

 

(B) $148,665 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $148,665 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in special funds to transfer in the following positions to LNR906:

 

(a) Position #120594 (Accountant IV, 0.25 FTE) from LNR401;

 

(b) Position #52375 (Accountant IV, 1.00 FTE) from LNR405;

 

(c) Position #118265 (Accountant IV, 1.00 FTE) from LNR407;

 

(d) Position #12969 (Accountant III, 1.00 FTE) from LNR806;

 

(C) $156,044 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $156,044 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in federal funds to transfer in the following positions to LNR906:

 

(a) Position #120594 (Accountant IV, 0.75 FTE) from LNR401;

 

(b) Position #110303 (Accountant IV, 1.00 FTE) from LNR402;

 

(D) $168,269 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $168,269 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in special funds to transfer in the following positions from LNR801 to LNR906:

 

(a) Position #46758 (Accountant IV);

 

(b) Position #50939 (Accountant III);

 

(E) $52,956 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $52,956 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in special funds to fund Position #91907 and Position #91942, two permanent Accountant IV positions;

 

(F) Less $78,000 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and less $78,000 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in trust funds to change the means of financing from trust funds to special funds for Position #120897 (Aha Moku Executive Director); and

 

(G) $78,000 for fiscal year 2019-2020 and $78,000 for fiscal year 2020-2021 in special funds to change the means of financing from trust funds to special funds for Position #120897 (Aha Moku Executive Director);

 

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. 1405, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1405, 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,

 

 

 

 

____________________________

RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair