STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1142
RE: H.B. No. 455
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 455, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for support of the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission, including two full-time equivalent permanent positions.
The Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission, County of Maui, Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Ocean Tourism Coalition, and many individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies submitted testimony in opposition.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 455, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair