STAND. COM. REP. NO. 943

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 497

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. 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 Hawaii, Maui Meadows Neighborhood Association, Friends of Mahaulepu, 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,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair