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HFA 1 - Expanding Superferry Environmental Restrictions - Key Vote

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Legislation - Amendment Rejected (House) (11-35) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding Superferry Environmental Restrictions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HB 1 that applies additional, more stringent environmental restrictions to the SuperFerry.

Highlights:
- Requires SuperFerry apply with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for an incidental-take permit (Sec. 3.1). - Requires SuperFerry request a NOAA observer on deck when traveling through whale sanctuaries (Sec. 3.1). - Requires SuperFerry travel at speeds of less than 13 knots when in waters shallower than 1200 feet (Sec. 3.1). - Requires SuperFerry provide additional signage notifying passengers of restrictions on transporting invasive species (Sec. 3.1). - Requires SuperFerry wash or vacuum undercarriages of all vehicles to prevent accidental transmission of invasive species (Sec. 3.1). - Gives authority to place additional conditions and protocols on SuperFerry operation to the Public Utilities Commission instead of the Governor (Sec. 3.1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expanding Superferry Environmental Restrictions

Sponsors

  • Hermina M. 'Mina' Morita (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
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