STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1682

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 77

H.D. 1

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 77, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to exempt the sale of the leased fee interest in certain affordable leasehold developments by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation from legislative approval.

 

Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from Kūpuna for the Moopuna. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

 

Your Committees find that the process of obtaining legislative approval of the sale of the leased fee interest in state-owned land is a costly and burdensome process that can take over a full calendar year to be approved. This measure applies only to individual condominium units and house lots that are in developments built several decades ago. Your Committees note that this measure will require the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to provide certain documentation to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs at least three months in advance of the sale. Accordingly, your Committees find that the units and lots should be exempt from legislative approval.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 77, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommend that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means,

 

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DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair