STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1786
RE: S.C.R. No. 19
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. 19 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT MAUNALUA, HONOLULU, OAHU, FOR THE EXISTING SEAWALL, AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the issuance of a term, non-exclusive easement covering a portion of state submerged lands fronting Tax Map Key number (1) 3-9-016:036 at Maunalua, Honolulu, Oahu, for the existing seawall, and for the use, repair, and maintenance of the existing seawall constructed on state submerged lands.
Your Committee finds that there is no walkable lateral access and no sandy beach resources fronting the subject seawall or adjacent properties to the north and south; the land fronting the seawall is consistently submerged; removal of the encroachment is unlikely to improve lateral shoreline access; and the encroachment is attached to the seawall and serves as the primary erosion control for the subject property. Your Committee further finds that this measure is necessary to provide legislative authorization for the Board of Land and Natural Resources to lease the subject submerged lands. Your Committee notes that the fair market value of the easement is being determined by an appraiser.
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. 19 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair