STAND. COM. REP. NO. 717
RE: H.B. No. 1016
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1016, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF MARINE LIFE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Clarify that a valid commercial marine vessel license satisfies the commercial marine license requirement for all persons taking marine life for commercial purposes aboard a licensed vessel; and
(2) Clarify that any person providing fishing charter services must obtain a commercial marine vessel license.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources; Waialua Boat Club; United Fishing Agency; Vessel Management Associates, Inc.; HFACT; POP Fishing & Marine; Hilo Fish Company; Kona Fish Company; Tropic Fish Hawaii; Tropic Fish Maui; Tropic Fish Kauai; and eight individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Legacy Reef Foundation and one individual.
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. 1016, 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