STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2268
RE: S.C.R. No. 108
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 108 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE RACETRACK OR RACE WAY PARK ON OAHU AND REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM, AND THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO FACILITATE AND APPROVE ITS DEVELOPMENT AT THE CITY PARK PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN COUNCIL RESOLUTION 18-265,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to express the Legislature's support for the development, through a public-private partnership, of a motor vehicle racetrack or race way on Oahu and to request that the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, Department of Public Safety, and City and County of Honolulu work together to facilitate the necessary approvals for its development.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Sports Car Club of America Hawaii Region, University of Hawaii at Manoa RWR Rainbow Warriors SAE Formula 1 Car Race Team, Naval Air Station Barbers Point Museum, VW Club of Hawaii, Rob's Auto Repair Service, Racing & Chillaxin InDa808, Yamas Automotive Repair LLC, Pacific Karting Club, Sahuaro Miata Club of Arizona, and many individuals. The Department of Hawaii, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Save Ewa Field and Kanehili Cultural Hui; and several individuals submitted testimony in opposition to this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting all references to a specific property or location as the site of the proposed racetrack or race way;
(2) Amending its title to read, "EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE RACETRACK OR RACE WAY PARK ON OAHU AND REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM, AND THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO FACILITATE AND APPROVE ITS DEVELOPMENT."; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 108, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 108, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair