STAND. COM. REP. NO. 332
RE: H.B. No. 1149
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 1149 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LAND USE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Land Use Commission and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Office of Planning.
Your Committee notes that a separate measure, H.B. No. 1318, Regular Session of 2021, will integrate the Office of Environmental Quality Control within the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development. These two measures will improve the coordination of these related functions so state government can work more efficiently to achieve the State's long-term sustainability and climate change goals for a more abundant future for the people of Hawaii.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development will act as the lead agency in coordinating climate adaptation and sustainability plans and studies;
(2) Changing the effective date to January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1149, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1149, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair