04/02/15 – DLNR Holds Public Hearing To Make Holiday Weekend No-Alcohol Ban Permanent At Ahu O Laka Sandbar

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 in Boating & Ocean Recreations, News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
CARTY CHANG
INTERIM CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release April 02, 2015    

DLNR HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING TO MAKE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
NO-ALCOHOL BAN PERMANENT AT AHU O LAKA SANDBAR

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold a public hearing next week on an administrative rule amendment regarding holiday weekend bans on alcohol and drugs at the Kaneohe Sandbar. It applies only to three-day holiday weekends that include Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

The hearing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, at the Heeia Elementary School Cafeteria, 46-202 Haiku Road, in Kaneohe.

The proposed amendment to Hawaii Administrative Rule 13-256-73.13, would repeal the sunset date of, and make permanent, a rule that prohibits possession, use or consumption of alcohol in the Ahu O Laka (Kaneohe Sandbar) safety zone. The rule also prohibits a person under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or drugs from remaining in, or entering the safety zone, and prohibits disorderly behavior while in the safety zone.

The rule was adopted, effective Labor Day weekend in 2012, and has a three-year sunset date that ends with the Labor Day weekend in 2015.

For more information and for the text of the proposed rule please visit:
http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dobor/draft-rules/

 

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