STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1345
RE: S.B. No. 1323
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. 1323, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to develop a long-term strategic plan to eliminate the waitlist for a home land lease based on a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the beneficiaries on the waitlist.
Your Committee finds that to date, more than two thousand native Hawaiian beneficiaries have died while on the waitlist for a Hawaiian home land lease, and twenty-eight thousand beneficiaries currently remain on the list, half of which are over the age of sixty. This measure requires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to strive to meet the goal of the eventual elimination of the waitlist.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 3021, to encourage further discussion; 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. 1323, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1323, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair