Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1079
                                        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 S.B. No. 1079 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 application
process, expand the membership of the permit process task force
to add county representation, and repeal the task force on
June 30, 2002.

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure
from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and
Tourism.  The Sierra Club, Hawai`i Chapter submitted testimony in

     Your Committee finds that Act 127, Session Laws of Hawaii
1997, established both the task force and procedures to expedite
and facilitate the approval process within each state agency for
county building permit applications requiring state agency
approval.  While the concept has proven successful, the term
"consolidated application process" is often mistaken for a single
permit application for all required state permits.  Changing the
name more accurately describes the intent of the original Act.

     Your Committee further finds that adding county
representation to the task force will enable the task force to

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define problems, issues, and opportunities associated with the
county portion of these joint permit interactions.

     Your Committee is supportive of the purpose of this measure,
particularly the addition of county representatives to the task
force.  Your Committee has amended this measure to clarify the
appointment process for the task force, to clarify that the
intent is to repeal the task force in its entirety on June 30,
2002, and to conform the bill to the language of the Hawaii
Revised Statutes.

     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 S.B. No. 1079, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1079,
S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

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

                                   LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair

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