STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1744


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 1016

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1016, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to extend from June 30, 2017, to June 30, 2022, the end date of the Department of Transportation and its contractors' temporary exemption from certain state land use and environmental requirements for bridge rehabilitation projects provided by Act 218, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012.


     The Department of Transportation testified in support of this measure.  The Office of Hawaiian Affairs testified in opposition.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to facilitate further discussion.


     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. 1016, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1016, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.


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