STAND. COM. REP. NO. 798
RE: S.B. No. 140
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 140, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to consolidate the planning and development of certain state lands within transit-oriented development zones under the Hawaii Community Development Authority.
More specifically, this measure:
(1) Requires the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop a transit-oriented development zone improvement program; and
(2) Authorizes the Hawaii Community Development Authority to establish transit-oriented development zones for certain state lands within a one-half mile radius around fixed transit stations.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Hawaii Community Development Authority.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Office of Planning.
Your Committee finds that no single entity currently has the authority to redevelop state lands along a transit corridor. Your Committee further finds that this measure will help to resolve ambiguities relating to these types of redevelopments by providing long-term master planning and zoning authority to the Hawaii Community Development Authority for state-owned lands within transit-oriented development zones.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 140, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 140, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair