STAND. COM. REP. NO. 956
RE: H.B. No. 1351
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1351, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CONSERVATION MITIGATION BANKS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish and operate conservation mitigation banks to restore, create, enhance, or preserve conservation habitats or resources as compensatory mitigation where a person or entity is required to provide compensatory mitigation prospectively and the use of banked mitigation is approved by the agency requiring mitigation, or for past damages to conservation habitats or resources.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Environmental Caucus and Human Environmental Impacts Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and four individuals.
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. 1351, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair