STAND. COM. REP. NO.1032-02
RE: H.R. No. 32
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.R. No. 32 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE PROGRESS OF PRESERVING AND PROTECTING THE KOHALA HISTORICAL SITES MONUMENT AND THE FEASIBILITY OF PROPERTY CONDEMNATION TO PROTECT THESE SITES, AND TO REVIEW PRESENT ZONING LAWS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to request from the Board of Land and Natural Resources, a report to the Legislature on the progress of meeting the objectives of Act 166, SLH 1992, to include information which will assist the Legislature in making a decision as to the public interest of condemnation of lands adjacent to the Kohala Historial Monument Sites.
Your committee finds that the acquisition of abutting lands to the Historical Sites offers an opportunity for the preservation of unique scenic, archeological and cultural assets not only for the children of today, but for generations to come.
Your committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Mookini Foundation.
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.R. No. 32 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land Use,
EZRA KANOHO, Chair