STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1910-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   S.B. No. 2996

      S.D. 3

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2996, S.D. 3, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish the Hawaii Airports Corporation, which shall assume all of the authority, powers, functions, duties, and responsibilities of the Department of Transportation related to aeronautics and airports including the responsibility for the development, management, operation, and maintenance of the State's airports.


     The Office of the Governor, Chair of the County Council of the County of Maui, Airports Concessionaires Committee, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Building Industry Association of Hawaii, Maui Chamber of Commerce, General Contractors Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, Pulama Lanai, Kau Valley Farms, and a few concerned individuals supported this measure.  One concerned individual opposed this measure.  The Department of the Attorney General, State Procurement Office, Department of Transportation, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Airlines Committee of Hawaii, Enterprise Holdings, Bank of Hawaii, Subcontractors Association of Hawaii, Maui Hotel and Lodging Association, Kohala Coast Resort Association, Hawaii Pacific Health, Hawaiian Airlines, The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Napili Kai Beach Resort, Hawaii Business Roundtable, and two concerned individuals 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. 2996, S.D. 3, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.



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