STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1860
RE: H.C.R. No. 30
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.C.R. No. 30, H.D. 1, entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR POLIHALE STATE PARK ON THE ISLAND OF KAUAI,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish a community advisory committee for Polihale State Park on the island of Kauai.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that Polihale State Park is a remote, multi-mile stretch of beach with one unimproved dirt road for access. Your Committee further finds that Polihale State Park has a recent history of illicit and destructive uses, including that of reckless driving through the dunes and other areas of the park that contain Hawaiian burial sites or critically endangered plants. This measure seeks to increase capacity to educate the public on the rules of the Hawaii State Park System, including proper visitor behavior, and achieve an appropriate balance between recreation and stewardship of the sensitive cultural and natural resources of Polihale State Park.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 30, H.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair