STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1509

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 1254

S.D. 2

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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1254, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KAIWI COAST,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to enhance the Maunalua-Makapuu scenic byway and protect and preserve the lands of the Kaiwi Coast in perpetuity by requiring certain lands to be petitioned to be designated as the Kaiwi Coast State Park so the area can be properly protected and managed for the benefit of residents and future generations.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Friends of Hanauma Bay, Hawaii Bicycling League, Ka Iwi Coalition, Livable Hawaii Kai Hui, and two individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that the lands and surrounding open spaces within the Kaiwi Coast offer tremendous intrinsic value to residents and visitors and complement the adjacent scenic vistas of the Maunalua-Makapuu scenic byway. This measure would ensure that the Kaiwi Coast lands are protected as conservation lands and preserved in perpetuity in its wild and natural state.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

Your Committee respectfully requests your Committee on Finance, should it deliberate on this measure, to consider an appropriation amount of $1,000,000 for planning and design.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1254, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1254, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair