Search and rescue cost reimbursement bill advances

  • A Hawaii Fire Department helicopter lifts a stranded surfer and a fire rescue swimmer to shore at Hapuna Beach as a boogie boarder rides a wave below it in 2015. A bill that would allow and in some cases require government entities seek reimbursement for search and rescue costs unanimously passed its second assigned committee Wednesday. (Patrick O'Leary/Special to West Hawaii Today file photo)

A bill that would allow and in some cases require government entities seek reimbursement for search and rescue costs unanimously passed its second assigned committee Wednesday.