Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1711
                                     H.D. 2

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No.
1711, H.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to protect the piers in the
Kaneohe and Kahaluu area by:

     (1)  Designating any unpermitted pier in Kaneohe Bay
          existing in whatever form on the effective date of this
          Act as a nonconforming use, and allowing the pier to
          continue although the use does not conform to the laws
          relating to the management and disposition of public
          lands and the conservation district;

     (2)  Eliminating the requirement that all sunbathing and
          swimming piers built on submerged lands have signs
          placed on them indicating the public's right to use the
          pier; and

     (3)  Including private residential noncommercial piers as
          items not requiring prior legislative and Governor
          approval on easement dispositions.

     Protect Our Shoreline Ohana and many individuals testified
in support of this measure.  The Department of Land and Natural
Resources commented on this measure.

                                 STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1094
                                 Page 2


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

     (1)  Requiring any unpermitted, existing private residential
          noncommercial pier in Kaneohe Bay, located offshore of
          property between Kealohi Point and Nuupia Pond, on the
          effective day of this Act, to be considered a
          nonconforming use in the conservation district;

     (2)  Expunging any related penalties assessed prior to
          enactment; and

     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity
          and style.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
1711, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1711, H.D.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Finance,

                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair