Hunting Bills

I’m sorry for some wrong info I put out today, no hunting bills need testimony yet.  2-10-19

SUBMIT TESTIMONY ON THESE BILLS.  CLICK THE SUBMIT BUTTON NEXT TO EACH BILL NUMBER. IF THERE IS NO BUTTON IT HAS NOT GOT A HEARING YET.

HB265 HD1
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the substantial reduction and eradication of certain invasive species in Maui County.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=265&year=2019

Hawaii Firearms Coalition OPPOSES this bill.


HB590 HD1
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to use moneys received into the wildlife revolving fund for certain purposes. Requires that the Department consult with the Game Management Advisory Commission prior to making any wildlife revolving fund expenditures.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=590&year=2019

Why is this important?  Click here to read the bullet points. By Tom Lodge

Hawaii Firearms Coalition SUPPORTS this bill.


HB591 HD1
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to obtain the approval of the Game Management Advisory Council when designating an area as a watershed, conducting a new watershed project, or amending an existing watershed management plan if the land affected is also a game management area or a public hunting area.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=591&year=2019

Why is this important?  Click here to read the bullet points.  By Tom Lodge

Hawaii Firearms Coalition SUPPORTS this bill.


HB1122
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to use cooperative resource management strategies to manage and administer the wildlife and wildlife resources of the State. Prohibits closures of game management areas, wildlife sanctuaries, and public hunting areas unless the Department includes with its decision a listing of findings based on scientific data from a period of at least 10 years that substantiates the decision for the closure and receives a positive recommendation for the closure from the Game Management Advisory Commission

.https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=321&year=2019

Hawaii Firearms Coalition SUPPORTS this bill.


HB1325 HD1
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to obtain the approval of the Game Management Advisory Council when establishing new watershed projects or watershed management plans, or amending existing watershed projects or watershed management plans. Requires the Department to suspend all aerial shooting activity until the Board of Land and Natural Resources adopts, and the governor approves, rules that integrate the recommendations of the Game Management Advisory Council into its watershed management plans.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1325&year=2019

Why is this important?  Click here to read the bullet points. By Tom Lodge.

Hawaii Firearms Coalition SUPPORTS this bill.


SB321
Requires, rather than permits, the department of land and natural resources to use moneys received into the wildlife revolving to fund importation into, and the management, preservation, propagation, and protection of, game, introduced game species, and wildlife in the State; provided that the department first cooperates with the state game management advisory commission. Requires that the use of matching federal funds is appropriate to preserve, protect, and promote public hunting.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=321&year=2019

Hawaii Firearms Coalition SUPPORTS this bill.


SB322
Proposes an amendment to article XI of the Hawaii State Constitution to include game animals on state lands as resources to be managed and conserved by the State and its political subdivisions.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=322&year=2019

Hawaii Firearms Coalition SUPPORTS this bill.


SB323
Requires the department of land and natural resources to consider the advice and recommendations of the game management advisory commission in carrying out its duties and powers; adopting, amending, or repealing rules; and in its managements of game areas, wildlife sanctuaries, and public hunting areas.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=323&year=2019

>>SUBMIT TESTIMONY HERE<<

Hawaii Firearms Coalition SUPPORTS this bill.


SB324
Requires the department of land and natural resources to employ cooperative resource management strategies in the management and administration of the wildlife and wildlife resources of the State.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=324&year=2019

Why is this important?  Click here to read the bullet points.  (By Tom Lodge)

Hawaii Firearms Coalition SUPPORTS this bill.


SB697
Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the substantial reduction and eradication of certain invasive species in Maui County.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=697&year=2019

Hawaii Firearms Coalition OPPOSES this bill.


SB927
Establishes the Hawaii apprentice hunting license program. Allows a license holder to participate in hunting under certain conditions.
https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=927&year=2019

Hawaii Firearms Coalition SUPPORTS this bill.