STAND. COM. REP. NO.990-02
RE: H.R. No. 12
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Tourism and Culture and Higher Education, to which was referred H.R. No. 12 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF TRANSFERRING THE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE ALOHA STADIUM FROM THE HAWAII STADIUM AUTHORITY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AND THE KAPOLEI RECREATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII OR THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to request the Auditor to study the feasibility of transferring the operation and management of:
(1) The Aloha Stadium from the Hawaii Stadium Authority
(Authority) to the University of Hawaii (UH); and
(2) The Kapolei Recreational Sports Complex from the Authority to the UH or the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).
Testimony in support of the measure was received from the UH. The Department of Accounting and General Services submitted testimony in support of the intent of the measure. DLNR offered comments.
Your Committees recognize that while there has been legislation introduced to transfer the operation and management of the Aloha Stadium and the Kapolei Recreational Sports Complex from the Authority to the UH, there are many unresolved issues such as staffing and planning concerns, budgetary matters, the public's use of these facilities, and the ability of the UH to manage these sports facilities.
Of further concern is the recent revelation that Aloha Stadium is in need of repairs that may cost well over $1,000,000. Should the transfer proceed, it is not clear which entity would be responsible for these and any future repairs.
Additionally, your Committees remain cognizant of unanswered questions as to the remaining useful life of Aloha Stadium and the impact on the community should another stadium be built in west Oahu.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Tourism and Culture and Higher Education that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 12 and recommend that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Tourism and Culture and Higher Education,
ROY TAKUMI, Chair
JERRY CHANG, Chair