STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1034
RE: S.B. No. 898
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
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, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LAND RECORDATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to specify the data requirements in order for the Bureau of Conveyances to record deregistered lands, including a requirement that the registered owner of the lands sought to be deregistered shall provide a plan of the parcel or parcels that includes a map and description prepared by a licensed professional surveyor.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Land Surveyors Association, and five individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the American Resort Development Association Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that existing Land Court deregistration laws do not ensure that land owners who voluntarily deregister their property from the Land Court registration system are in possession of a proper map and legal description of their land to replace those that become inaccurate and inapplicable after deregistration. This measure amends the existing laws to ensure that the original status of deregistered lands is clearly identified and the proper description of the land is recorded with the Bureau of Conveyances.
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, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair