STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1662
RE: H.B. No. 1149
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1149, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LAND USE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to streamline the manner in which the State handles certain land use and planning matters.
More specifically, this measure administratively attaches the Land Use Commission to the Office of Planning.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of Planning, Land Use Commission, and Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that this measure will improve the coordination of the related functions of the Land Use Commission and Office of Planning. Your Committee also finds that this improved coordination will help the State achieve its long-term sustainability and climate change goals.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2021; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1149, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1149, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair