HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Chris Todd, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Tina Wildberger

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. David A. Tarnas

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 94

Status

RELATING TO PRIVATE ROADS.

Requires the Attorney General to condemn certain private roads on the island of Oahu.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 445

Status

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR WATER REUSE.

Authorizes general obligation bonds for capital improvements to the State's water reuse systems.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 288

Status

RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE IN HOUSING SUBDIVISIONS.

Requires lot owners to pay for the repair and maintenance of subdivision roads where the applicable deed does not specify that requirement. Authorizes court-appointed entities to collect and assess fees. Requires counties to provide: (1) training to associations on their responsibilities; (2) services for certain subdivision assessments; and (3) assistance in drafting a recorded instrument regarding the maintenance and operations of roads following the designation of a responsible entity.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 446

Status

RELATING TO FISHING.

Establishes a near shore fishing tour guide license requirement. Expands permitted fishing areas for near shore fishing tour guides.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 427

Status

RELATING TO DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY.

Requires the board of land and natural resources to prepare all studies to determine the safe removal or retirement of a dam or reservoir upon the request of a homeowner association or homeowner of property where a dam or reservoir is situated.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 125

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Abolishes various non-general funds and accounts of the Department of Land and Natural Resources and transfers the unencumbered balances to the general fund.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 653

Status

RELATING TO STATE PARTITIONS.

Requires that land court actions for partition by the State be given priority.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 455

Status

RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for support of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, including 2 full-time equivalent (2.0 FTE) permanent positions.

 

WLH, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 322 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8484 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If during the course of the hearing it appears there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to three-minutes. This three-minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6150 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair