STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2027
RE: H.B. No. 1405
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1405, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, 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 appropriate or authorize funds for various operating expenses of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, Hawaii Farm Bureau, and Sierra Club of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that this measure adjusts the amounts and number of positions appropriated or authorized for the Department of Land and Natural Resources from baseline amounts in the General Appropriations Act of 2017, as amended by the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2018.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making a technical nonsubstantive change for purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1405, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1405, H.D. 2, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair