STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1136
RE: S.B. No. 1296
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1296, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to restore and preserve the Kahoolawe Island Reserve and for two full-time equivalent positions on the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the County of Maui, Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, Ocean Tourism Coalition, and numerous individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies.
Your Committee finds that the funding and positions provided for in this measure are needed to effectively restore, preserve, and determine the appropriate uses for the Kahoolawe Island Reserve.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1296, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair