STAND. COM. REP. NO.3084

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: S.C.R. No. 12

S.D. 1

 

 

Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Economic Development and Technology and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 12 entitled:

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO REPEAL THE PASSENGER SERVICES ACT OF 1886,"

beg leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this measure, as introduced, was to request the Congress of the United States to repeal the Passenger Services Act of 1886.

Prior to the hearing on this measure, your Committees prepared a Proposed S.D. 1 version of this measure which replaced the contents of this measure with the contents of S.R. No. 41, which directs the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) to develop a master plan for the Honolulu Waterfront.

Your Committees received testimony in support of the proposed S.D. 1 version of this measure from the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly and from a private individual.

Your Committees find that a master plan for the Honolulu Waterfront, which considers socio-economic opportunities, is highly desirable, and therefore support this measure.

Your Committees have further amended the Proposed S.D. 1 version of this measure to include participation by the DOT. Your Committees find that the transportation, operational, and infrastructure requirements must be incorporated into the plan, and thus DOT's expertise is required.

Your Committees also amended this measure further by requiring DBEDT to report annually to the Legislature regarding implementation of the master plan, rather than just once prior to the 2003 Regular Session. Your Committees find that the master plan will likely take years to implement, and the Legislature should be kept abreast of its progress.

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Economic Development and Technology and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 12, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 12, S.D. 1.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations and Economic Development and Technology and Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs,

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ROD TAM, Chair

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CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair

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DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair