STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1356


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2023


RE:   S.B. No. 297

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 297, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require organizations to obtain legislative approval before the disposition of land that was acquired using state grants, but only if the land was acquired after the effective date of this measure.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Community Services.


     Your Committee finds that under existing law, land acquired by a nonprofit organization with state grant funds has a recorded encumbrance on the property that requires the nonprofit organization to negotiate with the expending agency for a repayment of state grant funds used when the organization wishes to dispose of the land. 


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion; and


     (2)  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. 297, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 297, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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