STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1849

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 66

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 66 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE STATE AND COUNTIES TO EXPAND EFFORTS FOR COMMUNITY INPUT REGARDING ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES, STATEWIDE PLANS, AND PLANS THAT AFFECT RURAL COMMUNITIES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to provide all residents of the State with meaningful opportunities to participate in the State decision-making process by requesting state and county agencies to hold public hearings or public meetings on each island and in each affected community as part of the process of adopting administrative rules, statewide plans, and plans that affect rural communities.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Friends of Lanai, Hoomanopono Political Action Committee, and three individuals.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 66 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair