STAND. COM. REP. NO.1014-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 57
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. 57 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ALLOW THE KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO USE THE VENUE OF THE OLD KONA AIRPORT STATE PARK FOR FUNDRAISING PURPOSES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose for this resolution is to request the Department of Land and Natural Resources to allow the Kona Historical Society to use the venue of the Old Kona Airport State Park for fundraising purposes.
Your committee finds that the Old Kona Airport State Park has proven to be an exceptional location to hold community based events. Kona's Community Carnival has been held at this location for almost twenty years and the Big Island Farm Bureau has been allowed to use this venue for fundraising events and functions.
Your committee further finds that the Kona Historical Society, a non-profit organization founded to collect, preserve and disseminate information about the North and South Kona districts on the island of Hawaii is also desirous of using the Old Kona Airport State Park for fundraising purposes.
Your committee has amended this resolution by allowing other non-profit groups to use the old Kona Airport State Park as a venue for fundraising purposes in accordance with established policies.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources testified on this measure stating that the resolution is not required since the department is willing to discuss and provide information to any non-profit group seeking a special use permit for old Kona Airport.
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. 57, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 57, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land Use,
EZRA KANOHO, Chair