STAND. COM. REP. NO.2682
RE: S.B. No. 2806
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment, to which was referred S.B. No. 2806 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ACCRETION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify that all accreted lands shall be considered within the State's conservation district by eliminating qualifying language that would allow the land use commission to designate otherwise.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Office of Planning, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Sierra Club Hawai`i Chapter, and Life of the Land. One individual testified in opposition. One individual submitted comments.
Your Committee finds that this amendment will clarify that any land claimed under the State's accretion laws shall remain zoned conservation, ensuring the protection and preservation of these resources for the public. In addition, your Committee has heard S.B. No. 2008, which is also an accreted lands bill, although one with a broader concept. After careful consideration, your Committee has approved both measures for the purposes of continuing discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2806 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair