STAND. COM. REP. NO. 199
RE: H.B. No. 1323
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred H.B. No. 1323 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COMMON INTEREST AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish a regulatory structure for the establishment of common interest agricultural communities on lands classified as agricultural by using the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act, which is the template for Hawaii's condominium law.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Aloun Farms and two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Agriculture, Office of Planning, and Associa.
Your Committee finds that this measure promotes the development of agriculture in Hawaii and finds a balance in the law to distinguish agricultural communities from residential condominium developments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; 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 Agriculture that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1323, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1323, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture,
MARK J. HASHEM, Chair