STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1636

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021

 

RE:   S.C.R. No. 55

      S.D. 1

      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 Water & Land, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 55, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO STREAMLINE THE PROCESS FOR ALLOWING TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN FARMING SYSTEMS ON CONSERVATION LANDS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to urge the Department of Land and Natural Resources to adopt administrative rules to streamline the process for allowing traditional Hawaiian farming systems on conservation lands.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

 

     Your Committee finds that traditional Hawaiian farming systems play a critical role in Hawaii and should be encouraged to promote greater self-sufficiency, crop diversity, and food security.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 55, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 55, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair