STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1384

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 140

S.D. 2

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred S.B. No. 140, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop a transit-oriented development zone improvement program;

 

(2) Amend the membership of the Hawaii Community Development Authority for matters affecting transit-oriented development zones; and

 

(3) Authorize the Hawaii Community Development Authority to establish transit-oriented development zones for lands within county-designated transit-oriented development zones or within a one-half mile radius around existing transit stations.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Community Development Authority, and Office of Planning. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from six individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from Hawaii's Thousand Friends and the Kakaako Makai Community Planning Advisory Council.

 

Your Committee finds that transit-oriented development can eventually produce a broad range of social, environmental, and economic benefits to the State and its people. This measure would provide the Hawaii Community Development Authority with flexibility to coordinate--in collaboration with affected state, county, and private-sector stakeholders--the planning, financing, and delivery of regional infrastructure for transit-oriented development on Oahu and the neighbor islands.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by 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 Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 140, 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. 140, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair