STAND. COM. REP. NO. 918

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1219

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1219, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Authorize the Legislature to designate redevelopment districts for public lands classified as commercial and industrial; hotel, apartment, and motel; or resort use if the Legislature determines there is need for planning, development, or redevelopment due to dilapidation or deterioration of the buildings or infrastructure in the area;

 

(2) Establish a planning committee for each district to prepare a redevelopment plan, set development policies, and manage the redevelopment activities for the designated district, subject to certain conditions, and submit an annual report to the Board of Land and Natural Resources on the progress of the redevelopment project;

 

(3) Authorize the establishment of a revolving fund for each designated redevelopment district; and

 

(4) Establish the Waiakea Peninsula Redevelopment District Revolving Fund and appropriate funds for its purposes.

 

The Department of Land and Natural Resources and League of Women Voters opposed this measure. The Mayor of the County of Hawaii and Office of Hawaiian Affairs provided comments on this measure.

 

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 H.B. No. 1219, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair