STAND. COM. REP. NO. 914

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 1352

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1352, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SURPLUS MILITARY LAND,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the Office of Planning to submit a report to the Legislature containing the following:

 

(1) An inventory of lands within the State that are leased from the federal government or under federal government control, to be prepared by the Department of Land and Natural Resources;

 

(2) Any known contaminants or environmental hazards discovered on the inventoried lands or associated with past environmental studies performed in connection with those lands, to be prepared by the Department of Health in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency;

 

(3) Input from departments and agencies on proposed alternative uses for the lands; and

 

(4) Its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, based on the information above.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Pono Hawaii Initiative, Environmental Caucus of The Democratic Party of Hawaii, Aina Momona, Keiko Conservation, alohahawaiionipaa.org, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and one individual.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1352, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair