STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1688


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2019


RE:   S.B. No. 898

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 898, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require landowners who voluntarily deregister their land from the Land Court system and record title in the Bureau of Conveyances to submit a map and description of land, prepared by a licensed professional surveyor, along with the written request for deregistration.  This measure also requires approval of the map and description by the State Land Surveyor as a condition precedent to recording title of the deregistered land in the Bureau of Conveyances.


     Hawaii Land Surveyors Association and several concerned individuals supported this measure.  Gentry Homes, Ltd.; ARDA Hawaii; and several concerned individuals opposed this measure.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources offered comments on this measure.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 898, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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