STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1008
RE: S.B. No. 1526
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. 1526, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to enhance the DOCARE DLNRTip app by appropriating funds for a DOCARE DLNRTip app administrator position, software upgrades, and app enhancements.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that the DOCARE DLNRTip app is a free, smartphone-based application that members of the public may use to submit anonymous reports to the to the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding violations on public lands. Your Committee finds that additional funds are necessary to address the application's existing weaknesses so that it may more effectively aid the department's enforcement efforts.
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. 1526, 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