STAND. COM. REP. NO. 943
RE: S.B. No. 966
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 966 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MILILANI TECHNOLOGY PARK,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Board of Land and Natural Resources to enter into negotiations to purchase a parcel of land within the Mililani Technology Park and to appropriate funds for that negotiation and the purchase of that parcel.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that a second parcel of undeveloped land with Tax Map Key (1) 9-5-046:041 is adjacent to many other lots of the Mililani Technology Park, including the parcel addressed by this measure, and may also be available for purchase. However, your Committee recognizes the concern that because the second parcel may not lay within the official boundaries of the Mililani Technology Park, the purchase of that second parcel may exceed the scope of this measure's title in violation of Article III, section 14, of the Hawaii State Constitution.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting the general fund appropriation for the Board of Land and Natural resources to engage in negotiations to purchase and conduct due diligence of the property;
(2) Changing the purchasing entity to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation;
(3) Adding provisions that the negotiations and purchase include the parcel with Tax Map Key (1) 9-5-046:041; and
(4) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 966, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 966, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair