STAND. COM. REP. NO. 368-16

 

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 Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 2200, H.D. 1, 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.

 

The Aha Moku Advisory Committee and Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission provided testimony in support of this measure. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies provided testimony in opposition. The Department of Land and Natural Resources and Department of Budget and Finance provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2200, 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 Water & Land,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair