STAND. COM. REP. NO.525-02
RE: H.B. No. 2556
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. 2556 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SECTION 13 OF ACT 15, THIRD SPECIAL SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2001,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to clarify that section 171-13, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), will be reinstated in its original form on the sunset date of Act 15, Third Special Session of 2001.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources and Department of Transportation testified in support of this measure.
Act 15 authorized additional powers for the Governor to maintain economic stability for the State of Hawaii upon declaration of an economic emergency from September 11, 2001, to April 30, 2002. A provision of this Act amended section 171-13, HRS, relating to eligibility for leases, permits, easements, or other disposition of public lands.
However, your Committee finds that this Act does not contain a reenactment provision to restore section 171-13, HRS, to its original form upon repeal of this Act. This may cause the entire section 171-13, HRS, to be repealed on April 30, 2002.
This bill will correct this oversight and restore section 171-13, HRS, to the form in which it read prior to the effective date of Act 15, Third Special Session of 2001.
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. 2556 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land Use,
EZRA KANOHO, Chair