STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1070

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 819

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 819, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LIMU KALA,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to designate the limu kala as the official limu of the State.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea, Kuaāina Ulu Auamo, Mālama Limu Club at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, Marine Science Learning Center at Waianae High School, and eleven individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure would increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of limu in Hawaii, particularly limu kala, which plays a critical role in Hawaii's aquatic environment and culture.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 819, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 819, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair