(BIVN) – Astronomer Thayne Currie and Mauna Kea Anaina Hou member Kealoha Pisciotta talk about one of the more ambitious pieces of legislation introduced at the 2018 session: Senate Bill 3090, establishing the Mauna Kea Management Authority.
The bill will get a hearing before the Senate Committee on Water and land and Higher Education on Feb. 12, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. in conference room Auditorium on Oahu.
SB3090 – RELATING TO GOVERNMENT
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. Provides that the Mauna Kea Management Authority may not alienate lands except as provided by law. Excludes Mauna Kea lands from the definition of “public lands.” Provides for free access to Mauna Kea for traditional cultural purposes. Establishes police powers and provides for enforcement of laws on land under the jurisdiction of the Mauna Kea Management Authority. (Proposed SD1)
Introducer(s): DELA CRUZ, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GALUTERIA, HARIMOTO, INOUYE, K. KAHELE, KEITH-AGARAN, KIDANI, KIM, NISHIHARA, SHIMABUKURO, WAKAI, S. Chang, K. Rhoads, Riviere, Taniguchi