STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1701


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 658

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 2





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. 658, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish the Hawaii Airport Corporation, to be operational on July 1, 2018, to develop, manage, and operate the State's airports and aeronautical facilities.


     The Chair of the Maui County Council, Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Maui Chamber of Commerce, Hawaiian Airlines, Building Industry Association of Hawaii, Airport Concessionaires Committee, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Pacific Resource Partnership, Enterprise Holdings, Hawaii Business Roundtable, Outrigger Hotels Hawaii, Kohala Coast Resort Association, and an individual testified in support of this measure.  The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO, United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO, and a concerned individual testified in opposition.  The Department of the Attorney General, Department of Budget and Finance, Department of Transportation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Airlines Committee of Hawaii, and an individual provided comments.

     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. 658, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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