Senate Bill 2660 was introduced at the beginning of this year. This bill directly affects our profession as it is a measure that would remove the current "sunset date" of December 31, 2016 of deregistering Land Court property. Lorrin Hirano of Title Guaranty of Hawaii has been very involved in the process and has shared its status with me via email. I'd like to pass that information along to our community.
"The latest is that Senate Bill 2660 relating to eliminating the “sunset date” for deregistration is moving through the House. This measure would effectively make permanent the option to deregister land court land. Without this amendment to the law, the option to deregister land would expire on December 31, 2016. We are trying to get the House committee on Finance to hear and approve the bill, which should then allow the bill to pass the legislature. We hope that the Governor will then sign it. Attached is the last version of the Bill, and below is a link to the legislature website showing its status." - Lorrin Hirano
More discussion is needed and the Hawaii Surveying community will need to put our collective heads together to create a convention on how to describe the newly deregistered land. Should you take it back to the original (historical) land title, source the original Land Court Application and map that the lot was created on or is this a totally new land system??? What's your idea?