STAND. COM. REP. NO. 154
RE: H.B. No. 830
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 830 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Exempting from the definition of "historic property" any private residence that has not been entered or owner-nominated onto the Hawaii register of historic places; and
(2) Clarifying that nothing in the State Historic Preservation Law shall be construed to require a review by the Department of Land and Natural Resources for a private residence that has not been entered or owner-nominated onto the Hawaii register of historic places.
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Building Industry Association-Hawaii, Hawaii Association of REALTORS, and Hawaii Bankers Association testified in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources and Historic Hawaii Foundation testified in opposition of this measure. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 830 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair