STAND. COM. REP. NO. 206
RE: S.B. No. 324
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred S.B. No. 324 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WILDLIFE RESOURCES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Department of Land and Natural Resources to manage and administer the wildlife and wildlife resources of the State through cooperative resource management strategies that include traditional, recreational, and culturally dependent resource users and stakeholders.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Hunting Association, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Waianae Hunting Association, Hawaii Sportsman Association, Hawaii Sportsmen's Alliance, and seventeen individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that the stakeholders who are most affected by decisions made by the Department of Land and Natural Resources and its partners regarding wildlife and wildlife resources should have opportunities to express their concerns over practices that modify access, utilization, or management of these resources.
Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting an effective date of December 31, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 324, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 324, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,
KAIALI'I KAHELE, Chair