STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1144
RE: H.B. No. 774
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism and Water and Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 774, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to
(1) Establish the Pulehunui Community Development Authority as an autonomous community development authority under the Hawaii Community Development Authority for the purposes of developing the Pulehunui Community Development District; and
(2) Authorize the Hawaii Community Development Authority to obtain various forms of federal funding for construction, maintenance, and development projects in the Pulehunui Community Development District.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hawaii Community Development Authority, and one member of the Maui County Council. Your Committees received comments on this measure from Maui County Department of Planning.
Your Committees find that public lands in Pulehunui, Maui are underutilized and that redeveloping, renovating, or improving these public lands to provide suitable recreational, residential, educational, industrial, governmental, and commercial areas where the public can live, congregate, recreate, attend schools, and shop as part of a thoughtfully integrated experience is in the best interest of the State.
Your Committees further find that an entity dedicated to the development of the Pulehunui area will help to guide and enhance its development in an integrated manner that will facilitate the development and improvement and provide optimal use of Pulehunui public lands.
Your Committees have amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism and Water and Land that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 774, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 774, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism and Water and Land,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair
GLENN WAKAI, Chair