STAND. COM. REP. NO.3067
RE: S.C.R. No. 36
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 36 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE ACQUISITION BY THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OF KAHUKU RANCH FOR EXPANSION OF THE HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK AND OF KI`ILAE VILLAGE FOR EXPANSION OF PU`UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to support the acquisition by the National Park Service of Kahuku Ranch for expansion of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and of Ki`ilae Village for Expansion Of Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.
Your Committees have heard that recently the Trust for Public Land (TPL) purchased a 238-acre tract in the Ki`ilae ahupua`a that lies adjacent to the southern boundary of the Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park to prevent its subdivision and development for residential use. TPL is now working with members of Congress to assist the National Park Service in obtaining authorization and funding to acquire this property for addition to the park.
Your Committees are strongly supportive of the acquisitions in this measure, in order to preserve and protect the critical cultural and natural resources.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Hawaiian Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 36 and recommend its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Hawaiian Affairs,
JONATHAN CHUN, Chair
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair