STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1723
RE: H.C.R. No. 17
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. 17, H.D. 1, entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT WAIMANALO, KOOLAUPOKO, OAHU, FOR THE EXISTING PIER, SEAWALL, AND STEPS, AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING 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 Waimanalo, Koolaupoko, Oahu, for the existing pier, seawall, and steps, and for the use, repair, and maintenance of the existing 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 January 13, 2017, under agenda item D-14, the BLNR, subject to conditions, approved a grant of a fifty-five-year non-exclusive easement to resolve the pier encroachment of seven hundred sixteen square feet. Your Committee also finds that at its meeting on April 12, 2019, under agenda item D-8, the BLNR, subject to conditions, approved to amend the total encroachment area to 2,818 square feet and to add seawall and steps as part of the characters of use to the non-exclusive easement approved in 2017. Your Committee concludes that the amendment of the easement is necessary for the use, repair, and maintenance of the existing pier, seawall, and steps.
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. 17, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair