STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1781
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 Ways and Means, 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 issuance of a lease for state submerged lands.
More specifically, this measure authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to lease the state submerged lands fronting the property bound by Pier 27 in Honolulu Harbor for a repair and maintenance facility.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and Atlantis Submarines Hawaii, LLC.
Your Committee finds that section 171-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requires the Board of Land and Natural Resources to obtain authorization from the Legislature to engage in disposition of state submerged lands. In 2014, to make way for the Kapalama Container Terminal, the Department of Transportation relocated the facility operated by Atlantis Submarines Hawaii, LLC (Atlantis), from Pier 41 to Pier 27, identified as Tax Map Key: (1) 1‑5‑038:78 (portion). Atlantis has worked with the Department of Land and Natural Resources to obtain a long-term lease for the use of Pier 27. Your Committee further finds that this measure expresses the requisite legislative approval so that an easement may be issued for the use of those state submerged lands.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means 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 its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair