STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1656
RE: H.B. No. 1276
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1276, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STATE PARKS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to provide the Department of Land and Natural Resources with the flexibility necessary to effectively manage the state park system.
More specifically, this measure:
(1) Authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to adopt, amend, and repeal administrative fee schedules for the Division of State Parks by formal board action at public meetings rather than through administrative rulemaking; and
(2) Appropriates moneys from the state parks special fund for the administration of the state parks program.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Tourism Authority, and Hui Makaainana o Makana.
Your Committee finds that this measure will allow the Department of Land and Natural Resources to practice adaptive management by adjusting the fee structure for state parks seasonally or in response to changing circumstances or economic conditions.
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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1276, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair