STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1270

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 1405

H.D. 2

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 1405, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to adjust the operating budget of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative, Hawaii Farm Bureau, and Sierra Club of Hawaii.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure expresses programs or positions, maximum sums appropriated or authorized, or means of financing indicated for programs of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to be incorporated into the General Appropriations Act of 2019, or other appropriate legislative vehicle, or to be adopted separately.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Making it effective on July 1, 2019; and

 

(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

Your Committee requests that if your Committee on Ways and Means passes this measure that it consider incorporating the items in this measure into the appropriate legislative vehicle or amend this measure to include any provisions necessary to effectuate its purpose and intent and to consider the Sierra Club of Hawaii's request to appropriate at least $200,000 to LNR 101 for the climate change coordinator position.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1405, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1405, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,

 

 

 

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KAIALI'I KAHELE, Chair