STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1204
RE: H.B. No. 861
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 861, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATED TO LAND USE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Office of Planning, in consultation with the Land Use Commission, Real Estate Commission, and Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu to:
(1) Study the land subdivision and condominium property regime laws, and how these laws interact with county zoning ordinances, to determine whether the language of the laws may result in a landowner developing land contrary to the legislative intent of the laws; and
(2) Propose legislation to remedy any deficiencies found.
The Hawaii Farm Bureau, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, and an individual submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Office of Planning, Land Use Commission, Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS, and Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii offered comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to upon its approval.
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. 861, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 861, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair