STAND. COM. REP. NO.2584
RE: S.B. No. 2869
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2869 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO NORTH KOHALA,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Land and Natural Resources to use its powers of eminent domain to acquire the lands adjacent to the Kohala Historical Sites State Monument on the Big Island.
Your Committee finds that the acquisition of those lands is necessary to preserve, protect, and provide public access to the Kohala Historical Sites State Monument. Specifically, the acquisition of the undeveloped lands between Mo`okini Heiau and the Kamehameha birthsite will preserve the historical setting, cultural landscape, and view corridors.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and style and by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2869, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2869, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair