STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1840
RE: H.R. No. 46
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. 46 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO MANAGE THE WAI‘ANAE KAI FOREST AND RESTORE WATER FLOW IN WAI‘ANAE STREAMS FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL AND CUSTOMARY PRACTICES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WAI‘ANAE 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 Ho‘omanopono 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,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair