STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1823
RE: S.C.R. No. 75
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. 75 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AMENDMENT OF A LEASE COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT PIERS 24 TO 26, IDENTIFIED AS "LOT 12", IN HONOLULU HARBOR, OAHU, FOR PACIFIC SHIPYARDS INTERNATIONAL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to grant legislative approval to amend an easement for a portion of state submerged lands at Honolulu Harbor, Oahu.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Pacific Shipyards International, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that section 171-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requires the Board of Land and Natural Resources to obtain authorization from the Legislature to dispose of state submerged lands. A previous measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 56, S.D. 1, Regular Session of 2014, authorized the Department of Transportation, with the prior approval of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, to issue a lease for a term coextensive with the term of the ground lease for the fast lands adjacent to Pacific Shipyards International covering a portion of state submerged lands fronting the property bound by Piers 24 to 26. After that measure was adopted, one of the drydocks that the submerged land was contemplated to contain was replaced by a larger drydock. The fast land area contemplated for Pacific Shipyards International occupancy was therefore reduced, so that the submerged land now extends beyond the fast land boundary. Accordingly, your Committee finds it appropriate to amend the easement so that the leased land encompasses the actual boundaries and matches the dimensions of the new drydock.
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. 75 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair