STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1724

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 153

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water & Land, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 153 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO CONDUCT A STUDY THAT EVALUATES POSSIBLE METHODS OF FLOOD REMEDIATION AND FLOOD AVERSION FOR CERTAIN AREAS OF THE ISLAND OF MOLOKAI,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to conduct a study that evaluates possible methods of flood remediation and flood aversion for areas on the island of Molokai populated by beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended.

 

Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

 

Your Committee finds that flooding on the island of Molokai has become increasingly dangerous and has significantly affected the lives of residents, whose homes have been repeatedly impacted by runoff and mud.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Modifying the scope of the study to the areas of Kalamaula, Kapaakea, Kamiloloa, and Makakupaia on the island of Molokai; and

 

(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment 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 concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 153, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 153, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,

 

 

 

 

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LINDA ICHIYAMA, Chair