STAND. COM. REP. NO. 807
RE: S.B. No. 2
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. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to exempt from the definition of "public lands" those lands that are set aside to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation by the Governor or leased to the Corporation by other state departments and agencies.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.
Written comments in opposition were received from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Kupuna for the Moopuna.
Your Committee finds that this measure's expansion of the statutory exemption for lands held by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation will help to streamline the development of affordable housing on state lands.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair