STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2680
RE: S.B. No. 3058
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 3058, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to promote the revitalization and redevelopment of certain public lands that have become dilapidated, obsolete, or deteriorated over time.
(1) Authorizes the Legislature to designate redevelopment districts to provide incentives for revitalization and redevelopment of those areas;
(2) Establishes requirements for each designated district to have a planning committee and staff to coordinate and drive the redevelopment of the designated district;
(3) Designates the public lands on the Waiakea peninsula on the island of Hawaii as a redevelopment district;
(4) Establishes the Waiakea Peninsula Redevelopment District Planning Committee; and
(5) Establishes the Waiakea Peninsula Redevelopment District revolving fund.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from a Hawaii County Council member, the Hawaii Association of REALTORS, McCully Works, and one individual.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from Hawaii's Thousand Friends, the League of Women Voters of Hawaii, and eleven individuals.
The Department of Budget and Finance and the Department of Land and Natural Resources submitted written comments on this measure.
Your Committee finds that pursuant to Chapter 171, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Board of Land and Natural Resources has the authority to issue leases for the use of certain state lands for a maximum term of sixty-five years. Your Committee further finds that during the last ten to fifteen years of these leases, tenants typically do not invest in those properties because their leases will expire. This causes the applicable areas to become dilapidated and obsolete. This measure will help to address the deteriorated nature of those properties by establishing committees to drive the redevelopment and revitalization of those areas.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that each member of a district planning committee shall be a resident of the State and possess requisite knowledge, experience, or expertise;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3058, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3058, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair