STAND. COM. REP. NO. 892-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2012


RE: H.B. No. 2246

H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2246, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to help preserve the cultural and historical integrity of Haiku Valley by establishing the Haiku Valley Cultural Preserve Commission to maintain policy and management oversight of the Haiku Valley Cultural Preserve and initiating the conveyance in fee simple of Haiku Valley to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.


The Oahu Council, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs; Koolau Foundation; Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club; and several concerned individuals supported this bill. The Department of Land and Natural Resources opposed this measure. The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Department of Budget and Finance; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Kai Loa, Inc.; and two concerned individuals provided comments.


Your Committee has amended this bill by:


(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion; and


(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2246, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2246, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,