OPPOSE Senate Bills 2018

KPAC opposes the following Senate Bills:

S.B. 3090 | Testimony on the Mauna Kea Management Authority (pdf)

Measure Title:  RELATING TO GOVERNMENT
Report Title:  Mauna Kea Management Authority; Established
Description: Establishes the Mauna Kea Management Authority. Limits the number of telescopes that may be authorized on Mauna Kea. Authorizes the renegotiation of leases, subleases, easements, permits, and licenses pertaining to Mauna Kea. Requires that revenue derived from activities on Mauna Kea be shared with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Excludes Mauna Kea lands from the definition of “public lands.” Provides for free access to Mauna Kea for traditional cultural purposes.

S.B. 2705 SD2| Testimony Public Private Partnership (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.
Report Title: DBEDT; Public-Private Partnership Coordinator Position; Office of Public-Private Partnership; Appropriation ($)
Description: Authorizes establishment of 5 state public-private partnership coordinator positions within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to manage certain public-private partnerships entered into by the State and associated contracts, proposals, and negotiations, except public-private partnerships entered into by Hawaii Public Housing Authority. Establishes an Office of Public-Private Partnership within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

S.B. 2237 SD2| Testimony Transferring Public Lands to DOE (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Report Title: public Schools; Property; Title; Transfer; Appropriation ($)
Description: Requires the City and County of Honolulu to transfer to the Department of Education all property upon which a public elementary or intermediate school is situated. Gives the Department of Education power to acquire and hold title to real, personal, or mixed property for use for public educational purposes. Requires legislative approval prior to the sale or gift of lands to which the Department of Education holds title. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

S.B. 1292 HD1| No Testimony (pdf)

Measure Title:  RELATING TO THE HILO COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DISTRICT
 Report Title: Redevelopment Districts; Waiakea Peninsula Redevelopment District, Establishment; Appropriation
 Description: Provides for the redevelopment of the Hilo area by establishing the framework, requirements, and conditions for redevelopment districts and specifically designating the Waiakea Peninsula Redevelopment District, appropriates funds for the implementation of the redevelopment district program, and makes conforming amendments to lease restrictions on public lands to facilitate the implementation of redevelopment districts. (SB1292 HD1)

S.B. 2996 SD3| Testimony Public Lands and Airport (pdf)

Measure Title: RELATING TO AN AIRPORTS CORPORATION
Report Title: Tourism; Transportation; Aeronautics; Hawaii Airports Corporation; Appropriation ($)
Description: Authorizes the establishment of the Hawaii Airports Corporation within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes. Sets out appointment of members to the board of directors and powers and duties of the Hawaii Airports Corporation. Transfers the aeronautics functions of Department of Transportation to the Hawaii Airports Corporation by the established transfer completion date agreed upon by the Hawaii Airports Corporation, the Director of Transportation, and the Governor, which shall be no later than 7/1/2021. Effective 1/1/2019. (SD3)