STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2092
RE: S.R. No. 35
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.R. No. 35, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION URGING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO TRANSFER MANAGEMENT OF ALL SUBMERGED LANDS, THE BOAT LAUNCH RAMP, AND ANY RELATED BOAT LAUNCH RAMP FACILITIES LOCATED AT THE WAHIAWA FRESHWATER STATE RECREATION AREA FROM THE DIVISION OF AQUATIC RESOURCES TO THE DIVISION OF BOATING AND OCEAN RECREATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to promote the efficient management of the State's submerged lands and aquatic recreational facilities.
Specifically, this measure urges the Board of Land and Natural Resources to transfer management of all submerged lands, the boat launch ramp, and any related boat launch ramp facilities located at the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area from the Division of Aquatic Resources to the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation of the Department of Land and Natural Resources could use its expertise in vessel operation regulation and property management to manage all submerged lands and the boat launch ramp and related facilities at the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 35, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair