STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1513
RE: S.C.R. No. 26
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 26 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT HAUULA, KOOLAULOA, OAHU, FOR THE EXISTING RIPRAP REVETMENT, RAMP, AND ROCK GROIN, AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of a term, non-exclusive easement covering a portion of state submerged lands identified as Tax Map Key: (1) 5-3-008: seaward of 012, Hauula, Koolauloa, Oahu, for the existing riprap revetment, ramp, and rock groin, and for use, repair, and maintenance of the existing improvements constructed thereon.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that, pursuant to section 171-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Board of Land and Natural Resources may lease submerged lands with the prior approval of the Governor and the prior authorization of the Legislature by Concurrent Resolution. Your Committee further finds that on August 26, 2022, under agenda item D-5, the Board of Land and Natural Resources, subject to conditions, approved a grant of a twenty-five year non-exclusive easement to resolve the encroachment of the riprap revetment, ramp, and rock groin identified in this measure. Your Committee finds that the easement is necessary for the use, repair, and maintenance of the existing improvements.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Updating the total encroachment area to 2,297 square feet, from the preliminary determination of 1,900 square feet; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 26, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 26, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair