STAND. COM. REP. NO. 544
RE: H.B. No. 1030
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 1030 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE AQUATIC LIFE AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COMMITTEES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Repeal the Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committees under section 197-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes; and
(2) Make conforming amendments to sections 197-1 and 197-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
Your Committee finds that the Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committees were established in 1985 to consider matters affecting the taking and conservation of aquatic life and wildlife within each county. However, the Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committees have rarely convened or been needed. Therefore, repealing the Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committees in each county allows the State to reduce expenditures in the face of limited resources as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Your Committee has amended this measure by 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 Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1030, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1030, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair