STAND. COM. REP. NO. 867-20
RE: H.B. No. 2036
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2036, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CORAL RESTORATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish, and appropriate funds for, the Ocean Coral Restoration Pilot Program in the Department of Land and Natural Resources to plan and design an expansion of the Hawaii Coral Restoration Nursery, including improvements to the sea urchin hatchery.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii System; Hawaii Reef and Ocean Coalition; Friends of Hanauma Bay; and three individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2036, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair