STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1759

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: S.B. No. 717

S.D. 2

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 717, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC REAL PROPERTY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Establish and fund a temporary cleanup program to end on June 30, 2019, in a state executive department to be designated by the Governor, to clean up state real property after the departure of persons who have camped or lodged there illegally or without authorization;

 

(2) Require the Department of Public Safety to establish a temporary sheriff patrol program, to end on June 6, 2019, to enforce laws and rules against illegal camping, trespassing, or occupancy after closing hours on state real property and fund the program; and

 

(3) Require the applicable state executive branch and the Department of Public Safety to submit a report with program recommendations to the Legislature prior to the 2019 Regular Session.

 

The Hawaii Community Development Authority and an individual supported this measure. Ka Lāhui Hawaii, Hookipa Network Kauai and Hawaiian Patriotic League, and many individuals opposed this measure. The Department of Public Safety, Department of Accounting and General Services, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness provided comments.

 

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 S.B. No. 717, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair