STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1175

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 201

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 Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 201 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to clarify that state, county, and authorized agents have authority to enter private property to control and eradicate invasive species when there is a reasonable suspicion that invasive species are present on the property.

 

The Department of Agriculture; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Aha Moku Advisory Committee; Mayor of the County of Hawaii; Chair of the Maui County Council; Council Member representing District 4 of the Hawaii County Council; Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.; Maui Electric Company, Ltd.; Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc.; Hawaii Farm Bureau; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. Animal Rights Hawaii; Aloha Animal Advocates; Kohala Animal Relocation And Education Service; Save An Animal.org; Hilo Cat Rescue; and several individuals testified in opposition to this measure.

 


Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Inserting a preamble to clarify the purpose and intent of this measure;

 

(2) Changing its effective date to January 28, 2081; 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 Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 201, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 201, H.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,

 

 

 

 

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CHRIS LEE, Chair