STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1216
RE: S.B. No. 186
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred S.B. No. 186, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON AGRICULTURAL USES AND ACTIVITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to prohibit the enforcement of a re-recorded homeowners' association restriction if the restriction prohibits bona fide agricultural uses and activities on agricultural lands.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Planning, Hawaii Farm Bureau, and Wootens Produce of Kauai. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Agriculture.
Your Committee finds that it is in the public interest to prohibit restrictive covenants that limit bona fide agricultural uses and activities on agricultural lands, including actions that attempt to circumvent these prohibited covenants.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 186, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture,
MARK J. HASHEM, Chair