STAND. COM. REP. NO.971-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 178
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.C.R. No. 178 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A PROGRAM AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES' HISTORIC PRESERVATION DIVISION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure as enumerated in its title is triggered by complaints applicable to all aspects of programs and operations.
The DLNR Historic Preservation Division submitted a lengthy eight page testimony in opposition citing inadequate resources for its responsibilities, previously unfilled positions, overstated concerns in the resolutions, improving performance results including computerizing of information and programs accessible to the public through an established website.
Supporting testimony was received by the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, HGEA-AFCME and ten individuals.
The Planning Departments of the city and county of Honolulu and the county of Kauai offered comments acknowledging the good work and contributions of the Historic Preservation Division.
Your committee has amended this resolution by acknowledging that administrative rules are near adoption and fees are reportedly on the verge of being collected; also that the auditor is to determine the adequacy of resources, including personnel staffing to fulfill its mandated responsibilities.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 178, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Legislative Management, in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 178, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land Use,
EZRA KANOHO, Chair