STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1500
RE: S.B. No. 1166
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1166, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RENTALS FOR PUBLIC LAND LEASES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Board of Land and Natural Resources to approve rental reductions or waivers for leases that require substantial demolition costs or infrastructure improvement costs in order for the lessee to utilize the premises.
Your Committee finds that this measure seeks to authorize the Board of Land and Natural Resources to approve a rent reduction or waiver for up to twenty years, not to exceed the amount of the lessee's total expenditures for demolition of improvements or provision of infrastructure. This measure is part of an effort by the Department of Land and Natural Resources to bring its leasing practices to commercially reasonable standards.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the aggregate amount of the reduced or waived lease rental shall not exceed the amount of the lessee's total expenditures for demolition or provision of the infrastructure; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1166, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1166, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair