STAND. COM. REP. NO. 460
RE: H.B. No. 1214
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 1214 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LAND USE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Board of Land and Natural Resources to provide to the Legislature an annual report that contains information regarding the value and status of public lands held by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
The Building Industry Association of Hawaii, Sierra Club of Hawaii, The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and two concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources opposed this measure. The Department of the Attorney General provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Requiring the annual report to include:
(A) The current estimated market value of lands that are land banked or not under lease; and
(B) The estimated value of ceded lands that are under and not under lease; and
(2) Changing its effective date to take effect on July 1, 2050.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1214, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1214, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair