Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.B. No. 1029
                                        H.D. 3
                                        S.D. 1

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Economic Development, to which was
referred H.B. No. 1029, H.D. 3, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to change the name of the
Consolidated Application Process to the Facilitated Permit
Process and to change certain provisions regarding the
composition and operations of the Permit Process Task Force.

     Testimony in support of this measure with amendments was
received from the Office of Planning of the Department of
Business, Economic Development and Tourism.  Testimony opposed to
this measure was received from the Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter.

     Your Committee finds that the present "Consolidated
Application Process" is often mistaken as a single permit
application for all required State permits.  Changing the name to
"Facilitated Application Process" will more accurately describe
what the process does, namely, to assist applicants for State
permits, to facilitate the application for and tracking of such
permits, and to make the complicated permit application and
approval process more efficient and predictable.

     Your Committee finds that changes in membership, mandate,
and sunset provisions are needed to be made to the Permit Process
Task Force.  Additionally county representation on the task force

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will enable the task force to better define problems, issues, and
opportunities associated with state and county permit

     Your Committee has amended this measure with technical,
nonsubstantive changes for clarity and style.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Economic Development that is attached to this
report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of H.B. No. 1029, H.D. 3, as amended herein, and recommends that
it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B.
No. 1029, H.D. 3, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on
Ways and Means.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Economic

                                   LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair

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