STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1229
RE: H.B. No. 244
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 244, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LAND RECORDATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Clarify the data requirements for land recordation by the Bureau of Conveyances on land other than fee simple time share interests deregistered by the Land Court; and
(2) Require landowners who voluntarily deregister their property to include a plan of the parcel or parcels sought to be deregistered that includes a map and description prepared by a licensed professional surveyor to the Bureau of Conveyances.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from nine individuals.
Your Committee finds that existing Land Court deregistration laws do not ensure that owners who voluntarily deregister their property from the Land Court registration system have a proper map and legal description of their land. This measure seeks to amend existing land deregistration laws to ensure that deregistered lands have the proper documentation describing their original land titles, encumbrances, and rights that is expected of every other piece of land not registered in the Land Court.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 244, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair