STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3222

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.C.R. No. 21

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 21 entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KUALOA, KOOLAUPOKO, OAHU, FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF THE EXISTING SEAWALL AND STEPS, AND FOR USE, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of a term, non-exclusive easement covering a portion of state submerged lands at Kualoa, Koolaupoko, Oahu, for the maintenance and repair of the existing seawall and steps, for the use, maintenance, and repair of the existing improvements constructed thereon.

 

     Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

     Your Committee finds that an existing seawall and steps were placed on state submerged lands fronting property identified as Tax Map Key:  (1) 4-9-009:  seaward of 005, Kualoa, Koolaupoko, Oahu.  Your Committee recognizes that the current property owner of the property has worked with the Department of Land and Natural Resources to resolve the encroachment of the seawall and steps on state submerged land.  Your Committee further finds that the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the issuance of a fifty-five-year, non-exclusive easement to resolve the encroachments.

 

Section 171-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requires the prior approval of the Governor and prior authorization of the Legislature by concurrent resolution for the disposition of state submerged lands.  Accordingly, your Committee finds that this concurrent resolution is in compliance with the statutory requirements.

 

     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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 21 and recommends its adoption.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,

 

 

 

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DAVID Y. IGE, Chair