STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1511
RE: S.C.R. No. 19
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, 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 and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of a term, non-exclusive easement covering a portion of state submerged lands at Maunalua, on the island of Oahu, for the use, repair, and maintenance of an existing seawall.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that the Board of Land and Natural Resources has identified portions of a seawall fronting the property identified as Tax Map Key: (1) 3-9-016:036, Maunalua, Honolulu, Hawaii, as encroaching on state submerged lands. Further, your Committee finds that the seawall encroachment onto state lands is minimal and that removal of the encroachment could threaten the integrity of the seawall and cause land loss and runoff onto adjoining properties. Accordingly, your Committee finds that the issuance of a term, non-exclusive easement would allow for the repair and maintenance of the seawall. Your Committee also finds that this measure expresses the requisite legislative approval required by section 171-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the disposition of state submerged lands.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 19 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair