STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2116

 

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 Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1254, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, 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 Reef and Ocean Coalition, Livable Hawaii Kai Hui, Sierra Club of Hawaii, Hawaii Bicycling League, and one individual.

 

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. 1254, 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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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair