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UPDATE: Eminent Domain

The State Senate Committees on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs (JHW) and on Water, Land and Agriculture (WLA) are proposing a bill (SB 1561) that calls for the State of Hawaii to exercise its right of eminent domain to take control of Coco Palms Resort and turn it into a cultural education park.

To see the full text of Senate Bill 1561, please click HERE.

Coco-Palms.com is following this developing story closely and will post updates here as soon as they become available.

Timeline:

  • 8/21/03 - Carried over to 2004 Regular Session.

  • 2/12/03 - The votes in WLA were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Inouye, Espero, Aduja, English; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Whalen.

  • 2/12/03 - The committee(s) on WLA recommend(s) that the measure be HELD.

  • 2/11/03 - The votes in JHW were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Hanabusa, Chun Oakland, English, Fukunaga, Ihara, Kawamoto, Hogue; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.

  • 2/11/03 - The committee(s) on JHW recommend(s) that the measure be HELD.

  • 2/9/03 - Bill put on hold as developer makes announcement of new plans. See the full stories ONE and TWO here.

  • 2/6/03 - The Committee on WLA deferred the measure until 02-12-03 at 1:15 pm in Conference Room 224.

  • 2/6/03 - The Committee on JHW deferred the measure until 02-11-03 at 9:00 am in Conference Room 229.

  • 2/5/03 - Local media breaks story that Coco Palms may be turned into cultural park. See the full stories ONE and TWO here.

  • 2/2/03 - Coco-Palms.com starts Online Opinion Poll

  • 1/31/03 - Bill scheduled to be heard by WLA/JHW on 02-06-03 at 9:00 am in Conference Room 229.

  • 1/28/03 - Bill referred to WLA/JHW, WAM.

  • 1/24/03 - Bill introduced and passed first reading.


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