STAND. COM. REP. NO.3278
RE: H.B. No. 870
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 870, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow for the direct negotiation of leases or master leases on industrial parks developed under a joint venture or development agreement.
Your Committee is aware that the Department of Land and Natural Resources will seek to develop industrial parks under a joint venture or development agreement with a private developer or an association comprised of the tenants of the industrial park. Your Committee finds that the authority to develop industrial parks under a joint venture or development agreement is provided in section 171-135, Hawaii Revised Statutes, which also gives the Board of Land and Natural Resources exclusive authority to issue leases or master leases within the industrial park under the joint venture or development agreement. However, the statute is silent with respect to the disposition process for these leases or master leases. Your Committee finds that this measure is necessary to clarify this issue and will allow the Department of Land and Natural Resources to take a more proactive approach to managing public lands, including planning for their use in a more efficient and productive manner.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 870, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair