STAND. COM. REP. NO. 9

                                Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                  , 1999

                                RE:  S.C.R. No. 3
                                     




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

Sir:

   Your Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental
Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 3 entitled:

   "SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION SUPPORTING APPROVAL OF THE
   FORD ISLAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT BY THE U.S. CONGRESS,"

begs leave to report as follows:

   The purpose of this measure is to request approval of the
Ford Island Redevelopment Project package by the United States
Congress.

   Testimony in support of this measure, was received from the
Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Hawaii Business Roundtable,
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Hawaii Operating
Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund, Oahu Economic Development
Board, Pacific Resource Partnership, and Plumbers and Fitters
Local 675, United Association.  Oral testimony in support was
presented by the Iron Workers Union.

   The testimony received by your Committee indicated that the
Ford Island Redevelopment Project will provide desperately needed
infrastructure improvements to the Ford Island area by, among
other things, building military family and other housing,
replacement administrative and operational buildings, a
conference center, and an historical and cultural center for the
United States Navy in the Pacific.  The development will bring
over $600 million to the State of Hawaii and will provide needed
jobs for the State's construction industry.


 
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   Upon consideration of all pertinent issues and testimony
presented, your Committee finds that this measure will encourage
the United States Congress to approve the Ford Island
Redevelopment Project and express the State's total support of
the project.  

   As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs that is
attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent
and purpose of S.C.R. No. 3, and recommends that it be referred
to the Committee on Ways and Means.

                                Respectfully submitted on
                                behalf of the members of the
                                Committee on Transportation
                                and Intergovernmental Affairs,



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                                CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair

 
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