STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1863
RE: H.C.R. No. 124
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.C.R. No. 124 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ESTABLISH THE HAUULA BEACH PARK MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request that the Department of Land and Natural Resources protect marine life at Hauula Beach Park on Oahu's North Shore by establishing a Marine Life Conservation District that includes rules to regulate access and activities within the District.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from an individual. The Department of Land and Natural Resources and Ho‘omanopono Political Action Committee submitted comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Recognizing the Division of Aquatic Resources' ongoing 30 X 30 Initiative for coastal zone management, which aims to develop a network of Marine Managed Areas throughout the State; and
(2) Specifying that rules adopted for the Hauula Beach Park Marine Life Conservation District shall include protections for Native Hawaiian traditional and customary rights.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 124, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 124, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair