STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1614
RE: S.C.R. No. 49
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.C.R. No. 49 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO TRANSFER MANAGEMENT OF ALL SUBMERGED LANDS, THE BOAT LAUNCH RAMP, AND ANY RELATED BOAT LAUNCH RAMP FACILITIES LOCATED AT THE WAHIAWA FRESHWATER STATE RECREATION AREA FROM THE DIVISION OF AQUATIC RESOURCES TO THE DIVISION OF BOATING AND OCEAN RECREATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to urge the Board of Land and Natural Resources to transfer management of all submerged lands, the boat launch ramp, and related boat launch ramp facilities located at the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area located at tax map key (1) 7-6-001:006, from the Division of Aquatic Resources to the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that the submerged lands, boat launch ramp, and related boat launch ramp facilities at the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area are managed by the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of State Parks and Division of Aquatic Resources. However, the Division of Aquatic Resources' mission is to manage, conserve, and restore the State's unique aquatic resources and ecosystems for present and future generations, not to manage property associated with boating. Therefore, your Committee finds that the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is better suited to manage all submerged lands and the boat launch ramp and related facilities at the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area.
Your Committee has amended this measure by directing that a certified copy of this measure be transmitted to the President of Dole Food Company, Inc.
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. 49, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means, in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 49, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,
KAIALI'I KAHELE, Chair