STAND. COM. REP. NO. 655
RE: S.B. No. 997
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 997 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STADIUM AUTHORITY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to expand the powers and duties of the Stadium Authority to develop the stadium property and establish a stadium complex area development plan.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services and Stadium Authority Board.
Your Committees find that the age of the existing Aloha Stadium makes it expensive and labor-intensive to maintain. Your Committees further find that preliminary plans have been proposed to demolish the existing stadium and construct a new stadium facility in its place, which will include mixed use development of the entire Aloha Stadium site. This measure provides flexibility to the Stadium Authority to enable it to undertake redevelopment of the stadium area more efficiently.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 997 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism and Government Operations,
LAURA H. THIELEN, Chair
GLENN WAKAI, Chair