Rep. Thielen addresses HB 17 – Coastal Areas; Public Access

RELATING TO COASTAL AREAS. Report Title: Coastal Areas; Public Access Description: Deletes the “one gallon per person per day” exception to the prohibition against the removal of sand and other beach or marine deposits, except for materials inadvertently taken, and creates an exemption for public emergencies and traditional cultural practices. Ensures public lateral access along the shoreline by making permanent the requirement that landowners remove human-induced, enhanced, or unmaintained vegetation interfering with such access and maintaining DLNR’s enforcement duty to maintain such access. Clarifies that Act 160, SLH 2010 does not alter or modify any agreement of the DLNR existing or executed on the effective date of Act 160. Effective 06/29/13. (SD2)

4/30/2013 S Received notice of House reconsideration of action in disagreeing to the amendments proposed by the Senate (Hse. Com. No. 755). 4/30/2013 H House agrees to Senate amendment(s). 4/30/2013 H Passed Final Reading as amended in SD 2 with Representative(s) Fale, Jordan, Tsuji voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cabanilla, Morikawa, Oshiro, Tokioka voting no (4) and none excused (0).

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