STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1778
RE: S.C.R. No. 190
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. 190, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION CONVENING A WORKING GROUP TO UPDATE PLANS FOR THE MAUNALUA-MAKAPUU SCENIC BYWAY AND CONSOLIDATE MANAGEMENT ALONG THE KAIWI COAST SCENIC SHORELINE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to convene a Maunalua-Makapuu Scenic Byway and Kaiwi Coast Working Group to develop a plan to address ongoing issues in the Maunalua-Makapuu Scenic Byway and Kaiwi coastal area and consolidate management to better protect and preserve this critical resource for future generations.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Livable Hawaii Kai Hui, and two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that the Kaiwi coast scenic shoreline is a beautiful stretch of undeveloped land in east Oahu that is host to the Maunalua-Makapuu Scenic Byway. There is concern that without proper management, this part of the island will face increasing challenges. Your Committee finds that it is in the best interests of the people of Hawaii to engage the community to protect this natural, unspoiled area and preserve its rugged beauty.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Modifying the composition of the Maunalua-Makapuu Scenic Byway and Kaiwi coast working group by:
(A) Adding the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, or the Chairperson's designee, as a member and designating this individual to serve as co-chair of the working group;
(B) Clarifying that a designee of the Director of Transportation may serve on the working group and designating either this individual or the Director of Transportation, as applicable, to serve as co-chair of the working group;
(C) Removing the Administrator of the Division of State Parks and Chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation as members of the working group;
(D) Adding one member of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as a member of the working group; and
(E) Adding one member of the Senate, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, as a member of the working group; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 190, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 190, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair