STAND. COM. REP. NO. 780
RE: H.B. No. 1410
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1410 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to ensure that the Board of Land and Natural Resources (Board) makes well-informed decisions affecting the fishing and boating communities by ensuring that the Board has at least one member with knowledge of the State's fishing and boating communities, traditional fishing rights, and conservation of the State's ocean resources.
The Hawai‘i Fishermen's Alliance for Conservation and Tradition, Inc., Waialua Boat Club, Lokahi Fishing, LLC, and several individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources and an individual offered comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Specifying that the Board member with demonstrated knowledge of boating and fishing communities shall have work experience that demonstrates an appropriate level of knowledge of these communities;
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 1410, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1410, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair