STAND. COM. REP. NO.  2172


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2019


RE:   S.B. No. 976

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 976, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to facilitate the lease of public library land by:


     (1)  Establishing a Pilot Program and Library Facilities Fund to generate revenue through the leasing of public library lands to meet the mission of the public libraries;


     (2)  Requiring the Board of Education to initially report to the Legislature on the Pilot Program prior to the 2021 Regular Session; and


     (3)  Appropriating funds for a comprehensive planning study to review all state public library land sites and facilities to assist the State Librarian and the Board of Education in identifying public library land sites for the Pilot Program.


     The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Department of Budget and Finance, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and Hawaii State Public Library System provided comments on this measure.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 976, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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