STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2090

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 2198

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2198 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE COUNTY OF KAUAI,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Director of Finance to issue general obligation bonds to finance the:

 

(1) Design and construction of a Kauai Fire Department helicopter hangar; and

 

(2) Pua Loke Affordable Housing project in the County of Kauai.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Kauai County Councilmember Arryl Kaneshiro, Kauai County Councilmember Ross Kagawa, Kauai County Councilmember Arthur Burn, Kauai County Councilmember Derek S.K. Kawakami, and Kauai County Councilmember Mason K. Chock.

 

Your Committee finds that investing in capital improvement projects in the counties promotes the public interest. There are two projects in the County of Kauai that require funding. The first is the design and construction of a permanent helicopter hangar facility for the Kauai Fire Department. The second is for the design and construction of multi-family affordable housing with ready access to public transit. Funding these two projects will enhance the county's ability to provide needed services to residents. Accordingly, this measure authorizes the issuance of $1,000,000 in general obligation bonds for the Kauai Fire Department helicopter hangar and $1,500,000 in general obligation bonds for the Pua Loke Affordable Housing project.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2198 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,

 

 

 

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CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair