STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3703

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    H.C.R. No. 88

       S.D. 2

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 88, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS FRONTING THE PROPERTY IDENTIFIED AS TAX MAP KEY: (2) 4-8-003: SEAWARD OF 006, OLOWALU, LAHAINA, MAUI, HAWAII, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BOULDER FILL REVETMENT TO PROTECT HONOAPIILANI HIGHWAY FROM DAMAGE DUE TO SHORELINE EROSION,"

 

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 fronting the property identified as tax map key: (2) 4-8-003: seaward of 006, Olowalu, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, for the construction of a boulder fill revetment to protect Honoapiilani Highway from damage due to shoreline erosion.

 

     Your Committee finds that, during a shoreline survey and certification process, the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, discovered that erosion was impacting the Honoapiilani Highway.  The Department has since requested an easement for the construction and maintenance of a builder fill revetment as a means of protecting the shoreline and highway.  Your Committee believes that the issuance of an easement for these purposes should be authorized. 

 

Prior to the hearing on this measure, a proposed S.D. 2 was prepared and made available for public review.  The proposed S.D. 2 replaces the contents of this measure with the original version of the measure, requesting the Department of Transportation to designate Honolulu International Airport as the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of the proposed S.D. 2 from the Department of Transportation and the Daniel K. Inouye Institute.

 

Your Committee finds that the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye was instrumental in marshalling federal funding over the years to maintain and develop essential infrastructure of Honolulu International Airport.  Your Committee believes that it is appropriate to memorialize Senator Inouye's legacy of shaping the Honolulu International Airport into a hub for international air travel by designating the airport as the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

 

     Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by replacing its contents with the contents of the measure as originally introduced.  In addition, your Committee has inserted the contents of this measure as received by your Committee, authorizing the issuance of the easement for the construction of a boulder fill revetment to protect Honoapiilani Highway from damage due to shoreline erosion, into House Concurrent Resolution No. 58, S.D. 1.

 

     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 H.C.R. No. 88, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 88, S.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

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JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair