STAND. COM. REP. NO. 171
RE: S.B. No. 480
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism and Water and Land, to which was referred S.B. No. 480 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Establish the Pulehunui Community Development Authority as an autonomous community development authority under the Hawaii Community Development Authority for the purposes of developing the Pulehunui Community Development District; and
(2) Authorize the Hawaii Community Development Authority to obtain various forms of federal funding for construction, maintenance, and development projects in the Pulehunui Community Development District.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and one member of the Maui County Council. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Community Development Authority.
Your Committees find that this measure would create a development district that will provide an integrated experience of housing, education, and commercial facilities as well as significant financial opportunity to successfully supply the necessary infrastructure for projects throughout the State. Your Committees further find that this measure would assist in the development of much-needed housing units and ensure skilled employees remain in the State.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism and Water and Land that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 480 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism and Water and Land,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair
GLENN WAKAI, Chair