STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1246
RE: H.B. No. 1030
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 1030, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE AQUATIC LIFE AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COMMITTEES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(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 received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that the repeal of Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committees would reduce the size of the Animal Species Advisory Committee. According to testimony received by your Committee, there is sufficient representation on the Animal Species Advisory Commission to carry out its duties without the four chairpersons of the county Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committees as members. Your Committee also notes that the Department of Land and Natural Resources can administratively convene similar advisory committees on aquatic life and wildlife when necessary.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1030, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1030, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair