STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1840

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.R. No. 46

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 46 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO MANAGE THE WAIANAE KAI FOREST AND RESTORE WATER FLOW IN WAIANAE STREAMS FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL AND CUSTOMARY PRACTICES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WAIANAE KAI WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS PLAN,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to urge the Department of Land and Natural Resources to ensure that water flow from the aquifers in the upper reaches of the Waianae Watershed is available for Native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices, implement the Waianae Kai wildfire preparedness plan, continue management of the Waianae Kai Forest Reserve with native trees and shrubs, and restore the forest areas that were burned in the August 2018 fire with native vegetation.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Hoomanopono Political Action Committee. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs submitted comments.

 

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. 46 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,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair