STAND. COM. REP. NO.  855

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 830

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 830 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to expedite the building permit process for homes older than 50 years that have not been entered or nominated by the owner for entry onto the Hawaii Register of Historic Places by exempting them from the Department of Land and Natural Resources' historic property review process and specifying that the Department is not required to subject those homes to its review process.

 

     The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Association of Realtors, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, General Contractors Association of Hawaii, Building Industry Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Bankers Association, and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Historic Hawaii Foundation, and Society for Hawaiian Archaeology opposed this measure.  The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii provided comments.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion; and

 

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for style, clarity, and consistency.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 830, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 830, H.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair