STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1411

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.C.R. No. 163

       S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 163, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF FOUR TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS COVERING PORTIONS OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT STABLE ROAD BEACH, STABLE ROAD, SPRECKELSVILLE, WAILUKU, MAUI, FOR THE USE, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF FOUR EXISTING ROCK GROINS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Board of Land and Natural Resources to issue four term, non-exclusive easements covering a portion of state submerged lands fronting the property identified as seaward of tax map keys:  (2) 3-8-002:071, 074, 077, 078, and 094, Spreckelsville, Wailuku, Maui, for the use, maintenance, and repair of four existing rock groin structures.

 

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

 

     Your Committee finds that section 171-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requires the prior approval of the Governor and prior authorization of the Legislature by concurrent resolution for this disposition of state submerged lands.

 

Your Committee also finds that the four term, non-exclusive easements authorized by the measure will help preserve Stable Road Beach in Spreckelsville, Wailuku, Maui, where four rock groin structures have helped the beach naturally gain sand, increasing lateral beach access.  Approval of the easements by the Board of Land and Natural Resources requires the grantees to pay the State the fair market value of the easements, to be determined by an independent appraisal, as consideration for the use of public lands.

 

     Your Committee further finds that on September 26, 2014, under agenda item D-6, the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved requests to grant four term, fifty-five-year non-exclusive easements to the owners of lots adjacent to the rock groins.

 

     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. 163, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.

 

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

 

 

 

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JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair