STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1508

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 1391

S.D. 1

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. 1391, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES ON PUBLIC LANDS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Board of Land and Natural Resources to place a lien on property for noncompliance with administrative enforcement actions for encroachments upon public lands.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Surfrider Foundation Hawaii Region.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure will aid the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the counties in resolving encroaching structures that are largely unpermitted or remain under an expired permit.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by 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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1391, S.D. 1, 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. 1391, S.D. 1, 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