STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1732
RE: H.C.R. No. 49
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. 49, H.D. 1, entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A LEASE COVERING STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT PIER 27 IN HONOLULU HARBOR, OAHU, TO ATLANTIS SUBMARINES HAWAII, LLC,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Department of Transportation, with the prior approval of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, to issue a lease covering a portion of state submerged lands at Pier 27 in Honolulu Harbor, Oahu, to Atlantis Submarines Hawaii, LLC.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and Atlantis Submarines Hawaii, LLC.
Your Committee finds that, pursuant to section 171-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Board of Land and Natural Resources may lease submerged lands with the prior approval of the Governor and the prior authorization of the Legislature by concurrent resolution. According to testimony received by your Committee, the Department of Transportation intends to issue a new thirty-five-year lease to be approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources for the approximately 26,876 square feet of state submerged lands identified in this measure. Currently, Atlantis employs floating docks on the submerged lands to maintain its submarines and recharge their batteries. Your Committee concludes that the lease of these submerged lands is necessary to support the full relocation of Atlantis's repair and maintenance facility from Pier 41 to Pier 27 as part of the Honolulu Harbor Master Plan.
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. 49, 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