STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1714
RE: S.B. No. 1313
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 S.B. No. 1313, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SPORT FISH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish, no later than January 1, 2023, a pilot project in the Division of Aquatic Resources of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to restock northern largemouth bass, butterfly peacock bass, or both, in the Wahiawa public fishing area in central Oahu; and
(2) Require the Division of Aquatic Resources to apply to the Department of Agriculture for the permit to import the northern largemouth bass and work with another public entity or partner with a private entity to accomplish the pilot project.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Freshwater Fishing Association, Wahiawa Community Based Development Organization, and fifteen individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture.
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 S.B. No. 1313, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair