STAND. COM. REP. NO. 862

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 1019

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1019, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO OCEAN STEWARDSHIP,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish the Ocean Stewardship Special Fund for the collection and use of monies for the conservation, restoration, and enhancement of the State's marine resources, and to authorize the Department of Land and Natural Resources to collect fees for the use and enjoyment of the State's ocean resources.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kuaaina Ulu Auamo, Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Tourism Coalition, and five individuals.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Including a five-year sunset for the Ocean Stewardship Special Fund; 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 Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1019, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1019, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair