STAND. COM. REP. NO. 946
RE: H.B. No. 821
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. 821, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the State Historic Preservation Division, in consultation with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, to delegate the responsibility of historic preservation project reviews to the impacted county and establish a program for third-party individuals and organizations to conduct document reviews on proposed projects before submitting the documents to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for review.
Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; and Building Industry Association of Hawaii. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Dowling Company, Inc.; and Maui Chamber of Commerce.
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. 821, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair