STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1204
RE: H.B. No. 1312
Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui
President of the Senate
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1312, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Department of Land and Natural Resources to lease for development certain fast lands or submerged lands of the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor to maximize the revenue potential of this facility.
Your Committee received comments in support of this measure from William J. Aila, Jr., Chairperson, Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee received comments in opposition to this measure from one hundred ninety-two individuals.
Your Committee finds that, currently, some parts of the Ala Wai Boat Harbor facility are underused. Extending the leasable areas of the Ala Wai Boat Harbor to submerged lands and enumerating permissible uses under such a lease will establish a new funding source for the Department of Land and Natural Resources. These revenues would support the long-range repair and maintenance goals for Ala Wai Boat Harbor facilities and provide a stepping-stone to departmental self-sufficiency.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to upon approval; and
(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive change for the purpose of clarity.
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 H.B. No. 1312, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1312, H.D. 2, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DAVID Y. IGE, Chair