STAND. COM. REP. NO. 392
RE: H.B. No. 1009
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1009 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CERTAIN PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SUBTITLE 4 OF TITLE 12, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(2) Establish penalties for any person who violates vehicular parking or traffic movement rules adopted by the Department of Land and Natural Resources under forest reserves, water development, and zoning laws;
(5) Repeal the general penalty for violations of certain forestry and wildlife, recreation areas, and fire protection laws and rules.
Your Committee finds that this measure will allow the Department of Land and Natural Resources to more consistently and effectively address certain conservation and resource violations for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of public resources.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Precluding the State from pursuing further civil legal action to recover administrative fines, fees, and costs, including attorney's fees and costs, or monetary assessment, against a person fined for a traffic infraction under forest reserves, water development, and zoning laws; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1009, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1009, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair