STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2218
RE: S.C.R. No. 133
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 133, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HARBORS DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INFORM THE MARITIME COMMUNITY OF THE PROCEDURES TO BE TAKEN IN PREPARATION OF A STORM AND ASSIST THE MARITIME COMMUNITY WITH SUBMITTING THEIR APPLICATION FOR A MARITIME HEAVY WEATHER AND HURRICANE PLAN,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Harbors Division of the Department of Transportation to inform the maritime community of its heavy weather and hurricane plan application procedure for vessels seeking safe refuge in commercial harbors and assist the maritime community with their applications for a maritime heavy weather and hurricane plan.
The Department of Transportation, Ocean Tourism Coalition, Maui Classic Charters, Calypso Charters, Malolo Charters, Alii Nui Charters, PacWhale Eco Adventures, Atlantis Submarines Hawaii LLC, and Passenger Vessel Association testified in support of this measure. Lahaina Cruise Company and Matson provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 133, S.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair