STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1639
RE: S.C.R. No. 113
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 113, S.D. 2, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KAPAA, KAWAIHAU, KAUAI, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF A TEMPORARY SAND GROIN TO SHELTER KUHIO BEACH FROM NEARSHORE CURRENTS AND SLOW LITTORAL DRIFT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Board of Land and Natural Resources to issue a term, non-exclusive easement covering a portion of state submerged lands at Kapaa, Kawaihau, Kauai, for construction, maintenance, and repair of a temporary sand groin.
Your Committee finds that there is an existing shoreline encroachment consisting of a temporary emergency erosion control structure fronting property located in Kapaa, Kawaihau, Kauai. Your Committee further finds that the Department of Land and Natural Resources has worked with the property owner to resolve the encroachment by granting a term, non-exclusive easement to allow for the construction of a sand groin and the use, repair, and maintenance of improvements on the state submerged lands, and the grantee will be required to pay the State the fair market value of the easement. However, the Legislature must grant prior authorization before any state submerged lands may be leased. This measure authorizes the granting of a term, non-exclusive easement for the portion of identified state submerged lands in Kapaa that have been encroached upon and for the construction of the sand groin and the use, repair, and maintenance of the improvements.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 113, S.D. 2, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair