STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1388

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 914

S.D. 2

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 Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 914, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LAND DEVELOPMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to allocate and appropriate funds to the Banyan Drive Hawaii Redevelopment Agency. Specifically, this measure:

(1) Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to allocate ten percent of revenues collected from commercial properties within the Banyan Drive redevelopment area to the Banyan Drive Hawaii Redevelopment Agency (Agency); and

 

(2) Appropriates funds to the Agency to conduct environmental impact statements and other studies that are necessary to complete the Agency's redevelopment plan for the Banyan Drive redevelopment area.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Kohala Coast Resort Association. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The Mayor of the County of Hawaii provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the percentage of revenues allocated to the Agency each year to an unspecified percentage;

 

(2) Changing the appropriation and matching fund requirements to unspecified amounts;

 

(3) Clarifying that the Agency shall conduct multiple stakeholder consultations on its redevelopment plan;

 

(4) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and

 

(5) Making technical, nonsubstantive changes for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 914, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 914, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and 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