STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1736
RE: H.C.R. No. 166
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 166, H.D. 2, entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KAPAA, KAWAIHAU, KAUAI, FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A SANDBAG GROIN AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Board of Land and Natural Resources to issue a term, non-exclusive easement covering a portion of state submerged lands at Kapaa, Kawaihau, Kauai, for the construction of a sandbag groin and for the use, repair, and maintenance of the improvements constructed thereon.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that, pursuant to section 171-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) may lease submerged lands with the prior approval of the Governor and the prior authorization of the Legislature by concurrent resolution. Your Committee further finds that at its meeting on March 25, 2021, under agenda item D-3, the BLNR, subject to certain conditions, approved the grant of a twenty-five-year, non-exclusive easement of 1,764 square feet for the replacement of an existing sandbag barrier with a sandbag groin. Your Committee concludes that the easement is necessary for the construction of the sandbag groin to slow littoral drift and the erosion of Kuhio Beach in Kapaa, Kauai.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 166, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means, in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 166, H.D. 2, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair