STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1621-14


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2014


RE:   S.B. No. 3063

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 3063, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Land and Natural Resources to convene a temporary working group to develop an action plan to preserve natural, cultural, and historic resources in Waipio Valley.


     Pohaha I Ka Lani, Restore Hawaii, and several individuals provided testimony in opposition to this measure.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, and a few individuals provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by amending the membership of the working group to:


     (1)  Delete the Agribusiness Development Corporation, Mayor of the County of Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, Kamehameha Schools, Board of Land and Natural Resources, and one landowner in Waipio Valley to be selected by the Board of Land and Natural Resources;


     (2)  Delete the authority of the chair of the working group to add members who are deemed necessary; and


     (3)  Include the Kukuihaele-Waipio Community Association; non-commercial taro farmers, Waipio Valley small land owners, Friends of the Future, Kanu o ka Aina Learning Center, Hawaii County Council, Mauna Kea soil and water conservation district, Legislature, and Waipio Valley kupuna as members.


     Technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style were also made.


     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. 3063, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3063, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.


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