STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1573
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 Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1030, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, 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 repeal the Aquatic Life Committee and Wildlife Advisory Committee and make conforming amendments.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has implemented its fiscal program review to reduce its expenditures, prioritize its functions and activities, and streamline its primary programs due to anticipated budget reductions resulting from the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Accordingly, DLNR has determined that the Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory Committees have rarely convened, have not been needed, and are outdated. Your Committee notes that there is sufficient representation on the Animal Species Advisory Commission to carry out the duties of these committees, and DLNR remains able to administratively convene a similar advisory committee if it deems necessary. This measure will therefore assist DLNR in its efforts to improve efficiency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1030, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair