STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1003-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2016

 

RE: H.B. No. 2200

H.D. 2

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2200, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN RESOURCES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize, but not require:

 

(1) The Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources to transfer not more than $3,000,000 annually from the Department of Land and Natural Resources' public land trust accounts to the Kahoolawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund; and

 

(2) The Office of Hawaiian Affairs to expend a portion of its public land trust revenues for purposes consistent with the Kahoolawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund.

 

The Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, Aha Moku Advisory Committee, Maui County Department of Planning, and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies, and three individuals testified in opposition. The Department of Budget and Finance and the Department of Land and Natural Resources provided comments.


Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the cap for transfers from the Department of Land and Natural Resources' public land trust accounts to the Kahoolawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund from $3,000,000 to an unspecified amount; and

 

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

 

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. 2200, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2200, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair