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Conference Committee Issues Proposed Draft to Create Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority



Honolulu, Hawai‘i – This afternoon, the legislative conference committee on House Bill (HB) 2024, Relating to Mauna Kea, issued a proposed conference draft (CD 1).


CD 1 restructures the management of Mauna Kea by creating the Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority.


The University of Hawaii currently manages Mauna Kea under a 65-year master lease with the Department of Land and Natural Resources. CD 1 addresses several concerns raised by the University of Hawaii, including its continued access to viewing time.


A summary and copy of CD 1 are attached.


The conference committee will reconvene to discuss CD 1 on Thursday, April 28, 2022, 1:30PM, State Capitol Room 016.


The conference committee on HB 2024 was created to resolve differences between the last House and Senate version of the bill. The conference committee is comprised of the following:

  • House: Representatives Tarnas, Nakashima, Branco, Co-Chairs; Eli, and McDermott

  • Senate: Senators Kim, Chair; Keith-Agaran, Co-Chair; Kanuha, and Fevella


2022 04 26 RELEASE HB 2024 CD1 Mauna Kea
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