STAND. COM. REP. NO. 943
RE: H.B. No. 497
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 497, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to prohibit the counties from requiring, as part of a county zoning ordinance or county rule, a developer with more than one residential unit to obtain the approval of any state agency unless that approval is expressly required by law.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Dowling Company, Inc.; HPM Building Supply; and Building Industry Association of Hawaii. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, one member of the Maui County Council, Sierra Club of Hawai‘i, Maui Meadows Neighborhood Association, Friends of Maha‘ulepu, Kihei Community Association, and four individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Office of Planning.
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. 497, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair