STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1831
RE: S.C.R. No. 108
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.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 and intent of this measure is to urge the Department of Parks and Recreation of the City and County of Honolulu to partner with a reputable non-profit organization to design, finance, construct, and operate a racetrack facility on closed military air field land in Kalaeloa.
The measure also requests the Department of Public Safety and Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to facilitate and approve the racetrack's development.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Rainbow Warrior Racing Team; Drag Racers Against Graffiti and Gangs; Asbestos Analytical and Consultants; Sports Car Club of America Hawaii; Naval Air Station Barbers Point Museum; First Life After Prison; Yamas Automotive Repair, LLC; Corvette Club of Hawaii; Cobra Club of Hawaii; Miata Club of Hawaii; Wicked Stangs of Hawaii; and numerous individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Save Ewa Field Kanehili Cultural Hui, Ka Makana Neighborhood Security Watch, Kapolei-Makakilo-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board #34 Transportation Committee, Friends of Makakilo, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Hawaii, Hawaii's Thousand Friends, and three individuals.
Your Committee finds that similar racetracks exist on donated closed air field land in the Counties of Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 108 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair