STAND. COM. REP. NO. 592
RE: H.B. No. 823
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 823, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND LIABILITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Repealing the Task Force on Beach and Water Safety and Risk Assessment Working Group; and
(2) Requiring the design and placement of warning signs, devices, and systems on certain areas of the State to be approved by the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and the respective county mayors.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General and Department of Land and Natural Resources. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Association for Justice.
Your Committee finds that over the years, the process for determining the design and placement of warning signs, devices, and systems of known hazards on certain public lands has become well-established and standardized, thereby eliminating the need for the Task Force on Beach and Water Safety and Risk Assessment Working Group.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 823, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair