STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1862

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 66

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 66 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REVIEWING AND APPROVING THE ACTION TAKEN BY THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES ON A LAND EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII AND PARKER RANCH, INC,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the review and approval of an action taken by the Board of Land and Natural Resources on a land exchange between the Parker Land Trust and the State of Hawaii for state land owned at Waikoloa, Waimea, South Kohala, Hawaii.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Natural Resources and a member of the Hawaii County Council. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

 

Your Committee finds that, pursuant to section 171-50, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Board of Land and Natural Resources may execute a land exchange of public land for private land with the prior approval of the Governor and the prior authorization of the Legislature by concurrent resolution. Your Committee notes that this measure was also transmitted to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs pursuant to section 171-50, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs did not oppose the land exchange.

 

Your Committee further finds that at its meeting of August 28, 2020, under agenda item D-3, the Board of Land and Natural Resources, in principle, approved a land exchange between the State of Hawaii and Parker Land Trust. The proposed land exchange conveys an approximately 0.5368 acre of vacant and unencumbered state land at Waikoloa, Hawaii, valued at $19,400, in exchange for an approximately 0.3420 acre of vacant private land owned by Parker Land Trust, valued at $250,000. Your Committee concludes that this land exchange will benefit the public as it will facilitate the construction of a United States Post Office and resolve an access issue affecting the construction of a portion of Ala Ohia Road.

 

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. 66, and recommends its adoption.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,

 

 

 

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LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair