STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1798

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.C.R. No. 142

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 142 entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE DIVISION OF BOATING AND OCEAN RECREATION AND THE DIVISION OF CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT ON LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT AND CONDUCT QUARTERLY COMMUNITY MEETINGS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to urge the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) and Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) to implement and conduct quarterly community meetings for interested people to express their concerns regarding access to Kailua Pier on Hawaii island.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

Your Committee finds that DOBOR and DOCARE are responsible for maintaining and safeguarding, and enforcing certain laws and rules at, the state boating facilities at Kailua Pier, located in Kailua-Kona, on the island of Hawaii. Kailua Pier is a popular place for boat launching and docking. Your Committee further finds that DOBOR provided canoe clubs with keys that allowed them vehicular access to Kailua Pier; however, after receiving complaints from the community about keyholders abusing their vehicular access privileges, DOBOR reduced the number of access keys to be issued to keyholders. Your Committee supports collaboration between DOBOR and DOCARE and the community to address concerns regarding access to Kailua Pier.

 

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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 142 and recommends its adoption.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,

 

 

 

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KAIALI'I KAHELE, Chair