STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1582
RE: S.B. No. 723
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 723, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to extend the exemption from the State's environmental impact statement law, for any primary action that requires a permit or approval that is not subject to discretionary consent and that involves a secondary action that is ancillary and limited to the installation, improvement, renovation, construction, or development of infrastructure within an existing public right-of-way or highway.
The Department of Transportation, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Hawaii Association of Realtors, Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaii Electric Light Company, and Maui Electric Company supported this bill.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Changing its sunset date to July 1, 2013;
(2) Changing its effective date to June 30, 2011; and
(3) 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 S.B. No. 723, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 723, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
MARCUS R. OSHIRO, Chair