Last week, the Hawaii Senate Water and Land Committee passed House Bill 1902 with amendment SD1 by a 7 to 1 vote. As introduced by state Representative Cindy Evans (D-7), HB 1902 originally intended to integrate a no net loss policy for public hunting lands in Hawaii. However, as amended by the Senate Water and Land Committee, it has now been stripped of its purpose and instead only creates a hunting advisory council. Protection of hunting lands for future generations is of the utmost importance to the NRA, to sportsmen and to conservation across the Aloha State.
HB 1902 has been sent to the Hawaii Senate Ways and Means Committee and is scheduled for a hearing TOMORROW, March 28, at 9:20 a.m., in conference room 211 of the state Capitol. Please contact members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and urge them to SUPPORT HB 1902 with the “no net loss of hunting land” language. Contact information for members of the committee can be found here.