STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1846
RE: H.R. No. 129
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.R. No. 129 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY AND COST STUDY RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BOAT RAMP IN THE PUNA DISTRICT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request that the Department of Land and Natural Resources conduct a feasibility and cost study relating to the construction of a boat ramp in the Puna District to compensate for the loss of the District's only boat ramp to lava flow from the 2018 Kilauea Volcano eruption.
Your Committee notes the testimony of the Department of Land and Natural Resources that the Department has contracted for the study requested in this measure and that the Department is considering the costs and feasibility of constructing a new boat ramp in several locations. Your Committee recognizes that the coastline in and near the Puna District is still changing due to continuing volcanic activity.
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.R. No. 129 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair