STAND. COM. REP. NO.118-02
RE: H.B. No. 2546
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water and Land Use, to which was referred H.B. No. 2546 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SUBLEASING OF PUBLIC LANDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to allow the Board of Land and Natural Resources (Board) to waive the requirement to obtain consent to subleases under public land leases.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources testified in support of this bill. Hawaii's Thousand Friends opposed this measure.
Your Committee finds that where the intent is for the public property to be leased to multiple subtenants, it is appropriate for the lessee to issue tenant subleases without the Board's consent. The ability to issue such subleases is critical to the lessee's ability to attract viable tenants for the property.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land Use that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2546 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land Use,
EZRA KANOHO, Chair