STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1472
RE: S.C.R. No. 75
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Water and Land and Agriculture and Environment, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 75 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING TO CONVENE AN INTERDISCIPLINARY TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A FRAMEWORK FOR A SEA LEVEL ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE PLAN FOR THE WAIKIKI DISTRICT,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request that the Office of Planning convene an interdisciplinary task force to develop a framework for a sea level adaptation and resilience plan for the Waikiki Special Improvement District.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the University of Hawai‘i System, Waikīkī Beach Special Improvement District Association, Waikiki Neighborhood Board, and Hawai‘i Reef and Ocean Coalition. Your Committees received testimony in opposition of this measure from one individual. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Office of Planning.
Your Committees find that the Waikiki Special Improvement District is a large generator of revenue for the State and that the framework created by this measure can serve as a pilot and demonstration project for other coastal districts that may develop a comprehensive sea level adaptation and resilience plan.
Your Committees have amended this measure by extending the deadline for the submission of the Office of Planning's report to the Legislature to no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2023 so that the Office of Planning has sufficient time to create a framework for a comprehensive sea level adaptation and resilience plan for the Waikiki Special Improvement District.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water and Land and Agriculture and Environment that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 75, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 75, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water and Land and Agriculture and Environment,
MIKE GABBARD, Chair
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair