STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3614
President of the Senate
State of Hawaii
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for project-funded staff positions for the implementation of University of Hawaii capital improvement projects.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the University of Hawaii System.
Your Committee finds that an audit and additional requirements will help to guide the University of Hawaii in management of Mauna Kea.
Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its contents and inserting:
(1) The contents of Senate Bill No. 757, Senate Draft 2, which requires the Auditor to conduct a financial, performance, and management audit of the University of Hawaii's activities related to Mauna Kea;
(2) A requirement that the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii adopt rules to regulate public and commercial activities on Mauna Kea lands;
(3) A requirement that the University of Hawaii Office of Maunakea Management:
(A) Implement the management actions identified in the documents entitled Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan; and Implementing and Evaluating the Comprehensive Management Plan for UH Managed Lands on Mauna Kea;
(B) Complete an environmental impact statement for land authorizations regarding long-term continuation of astronomy within the Mauna Kea science reserve area; and
(C) Secure a new master lease that extends beyond December 31, 2033, for the continued land authorization of the Mauna Kea science reserve area; and
(4) A prohibition on all construction within the Mauna Kea science reserve area until the Governor issues a proclamation that relevant entities have complied with the requirements established by the measure.
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 H.B. No. 1585, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1585, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair