STAND. COM. REP. NO.  127-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   H.B. No. 2171





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources, to which was referred H.B. No. 2171 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to enable the counties to promptly track ownership, encumbrances, restrictions, uses, and sales prices of real property to determine real property tax assessments by requiring the Director of Taxation to provide the administrator of each county's real property assessment division with an image of all certificates of conveyances filed with the Bureau of Conveyances.


     The County of Hawaii; City and County of Honolulu; and County of Maui, Real Property Tax Division, testified in support of this bill.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2171 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources,






KEN ITO, Chair