STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1173-22
RE: S.B. No. 2398
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred S.B. No. 2398, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Create the Pulehunui Community Development District to allow for planning, development, and maintenance of public lands in Pulehunui, Maui; and
(2) Amend the Hawaii Community Development Authority membership to include the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, and director of the department of planning and permitting of each county, or their respective designees, in which a community development district is located.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and Hawaii Community Development Authority. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the League of Women Voters of Hawaii and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that the public lands in Pulehunui, Maui, are relatively underdeveloped and have strong potential for increased growth and development that can provide for the community's needs. Your Committee further finds that this measure allows the State to retain greater authority over the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which is a state-level agency.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Removing the provision that any rules that the Hawaii Community Development Authority may adopt on health, safety, building, planning, zoning, and land use for the Pulehunui Community Development District shall preempt all other inconsistent county ordinances and county rules relating to the use, zoning, planning, and development of land and construction within the District; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 S.B. No. 2398, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2398, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,
DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair