STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2493
RE: S.B. No. 2191
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Water and Land and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2191 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO A WATER STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL LAND IN WAHIAWA, OAHU,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds for the purpose of funding construction costs of a water storage and distribution system on agricultural lands owned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in Wahiawa, Oahu surrounding the Kukaniloko Birthing Stones site.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawai‘i Farm Bureau, and four individuals. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committees find that the director of finance is authorized to issue general obligation bonds in the sum of $3,000,000 for the purpose of funding construction costs of a water storage and distribution system on agricultural lands owned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in Wahiawa, Oahu surrounding the Kukaniloko birthing stones site, including water storage structures, site work, security fencing, piping, distribution pumps, and stub outs to feed an irrigation system. This measure appropriates those monies for that capital improvement project, which will provide for a water storage and distribution system for agricultural uses.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water and Land and Hawaiian Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2191 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 Water and Land and Hawaiian Affairs,
MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair
KAIALI'I KAHELE, Chair