STAND. COM. REP. NO. 307
RE: S.B. No. 800
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred S.B. No. 800 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Remove county councils as the nominating authority for members of the Hawaii Community Development Authority who serve as representatives of the Heeia, Kalaeloa, and Kakaako community development districts; and
(2) Provide that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall each nominate representatives of each of the three community development districts.
Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from two individuals.
Your Committee finds that under existing law, the Honolulu City Council nominates individuals to be appointed by the Governor to represent the Heeia, Kalaeloa, and Kakaako community development districts on the Hawaii Community Development Authority. Your Committee believes that given the important responsibility of guiding the long-range planning and implementation of improved community development programs in their represented districts, it is important to address any community concerns and clarify the nomination process for these nominated individuals.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 800 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair