STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1742
RE: H.B. No. 1183
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1183, 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 enable the stewardship of state parks by community- and place-based nonprofit organizations.
Specifically, this measure exempts parking lot operations at state parks and operation of concessions at certain state parks from the bidding requirements for concessions operated on public property.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Hui Maka`ainana o Makana.
Your Committee finds that the exemption created by this measure would apply only to certain operations within state parks that are designated by the Board of Land and Natural Resources as environmentally, culturally, historically, or operationally unique. Your Committee further finds that this limited exemption will allow for the specialized care and management of some of the State's most important natural and cultural resources.
Your Committee has amended this measure by correcting a reference to destination management action plans in the preamble.
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. 1183, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1183, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair