STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1203

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 908

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 908, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to amend the amount of conveyance tax collections to be deposited into the Land Conservation Fund.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Legacy Land Commission; The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii and Palmyra; Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers; Hawaii Land Trust; Coastal Planners, LLC; Kupaaina o Kuliouou; and four individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Tax Foundation of Hawaii, and Hawaii Association of REALTORS.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the allocation cap to an unspecified amount.

 

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. 908, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 908, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair