STAND. COM. REP. NO. 860

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 46

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 46 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WILDLIFE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require all habitat conservation plans to include an agreement for plan participants to enter into and maintain an annual service contract with a stand-by and response facility available to provide emergency medical and rehabilitation services to native wildlife affected by activities undertaken within the plan area.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Wildlife Center, and three individuals.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.

 

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. 46, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 46, H.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair