Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   H.B. No. 1010

      H.D. 1





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. 1010 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require:


     (1)  The fire chief and ocean safety director of each county, in addition to the Director of Public Safety and police chief of each county, to transmit to the Department of Land and Natural Resources a copy of every report relating to boating accidents or the theft, loss, or recovery of vessels; and


     (2)  All reports submitted to be unredacted.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.  Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the State Fire Council and Department of Fire and Public Safety of the County of Maui.


     Your Committee finds that the Board of Land and Natural Resources has the primary responsibility for administering the ocean recreation and coastal areas programs in the areas of boating safety, conservation, search and rescue, and security of small boat harbor environments.  Without reporting from fire and ocean safety personnel on rescues, enforcement of ocean safety rules, and other key information that would reveal the efficacy of ongoing policies, rules, and practices, the Department of Land and Natural Resources would only have a portion of the information required to carry out its duties.  Your Committee further finds that this measure will promote a fuller presentation of facts to the Department in a transparent manner.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Allowing medical information in the submitted reports to be redacted; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for 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. 1010, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1010, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,