STAND. COM. REP. NO. 118-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2016

 

RE: H.B. No. 2200

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 2200 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN RESOURCES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize, but not require, the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources to transfer funds from the Department of Land and Natural Resources' public land trust accounts to the Kahoolawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund and to authorize, but not require, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to expend public land trust proceeds for rehabilitation of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, the Chair of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, Aha Moku Advisory Committee, and one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies.

 

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

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2200, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2200, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Water & Land.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair