STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1602
RE: H.B. No. 1023
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1023, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO A NONRESIDENT RECREATIONAL MARINE FISHING LICENSE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish and require that all nonresidents over fifteen years of age, except military members and dependents, who fish for, take, or catch marine life in the State for noncommercial or recreational purposes obtain a nonresident recreational marine fishing license.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Malama Pupukea-Waimea, Kuaaina Ulu Auamo, Hawaii Reef and Ocean Coalition, Clean the Pacific, and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that the licensing system established by this measure will help fund marine fishery management in the State and educate nonresidents on Hawaii's fishing regulations.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; 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 Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1023, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1023, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair