STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1734
RE: H.C.R. No. 89
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. 89, H.D. 1, entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING PORTIONS OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT WAILEA, MAUI, TAX MAP KEY: (2) 2-1-008 FOR BEACH ACCESS STAIRWAY PURPOSES,"
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 Wailea, Maui, for beach access stairway purposes.
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 22, 2021, under agenda item D-5, the BLNR, subject to conditions, approved the issuance of a twenty-five-year term, non-exclusive easement to the Association of Apartment Owners of Wailea Elua for beach access stairway purposes. Your Committee concludes that the easement is necessary for continued public access for beach and offshore recreational activities at Ulua Beach.
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. 89, 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