Report Title: Aquaculture; Aquacultural Area Lease Program; Department of Agriculture; State Facilities; State Lands; State Marine Waters; Ocean and Submerged Lands
Description: Establishes within the Department of Agriculture, an Aquacultural Area Lease Program for the purpose of identifying state facilities, state lands, and state marine waters that are suitable for use and lease as commercial aquacultural areas. Allows agencies having control and management of identified aquacultural areas to lease the facilities, lands, and waters to the Department of Agriculture for the purposes of the Act. Allows the program to use the moneys in the Aquaculture Development Special Fund to carry out the purposes of the Act and requires the revenues obtained from aquacultural area leases to be deposited into the Aquaculture Development Special Fund. Imposes penalties and civil and criminal liabilities. Exempts the program from being subject to the Hawaii Ocean and Submerged Lands Leasing Act.
Companion:  HB488
Package: None
Current Referral: AEN/WTL, JDC/WAM
Introducer(s): WAKAI, AQUINO, CHANG, KANUHA, LEE, Kidani, Kim

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2/8/2023SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to JDC/WAM.
2/8/2023SReported from AEN/WTL (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 81) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and referral to JDC/WAM.
2/3/2023SThe committee(s) on AEN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in AEN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Richards, DeCoite, Rhoads, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
2/3/2023SThe committee(s) on WTL recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in WTL were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Inouye, Elefante, Chang, McKelvey; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Fevella ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
1/30/2023SThe committee(s) on AEN/WTL deferred the measure until 02-03-23 2:05PM; Conference Room 224 & Videoconference.
1/27/2023SThe committee(s) on AEN/WTL has scheduled a public hearing on 01-30-23 1:00PM; Conference Room 224 & Videoconference.
1/20/2023SReferred to AEN/WTL, JDC/WAM.
1/18/2023SIntroduced and passed First Reading.
1/17/2023SPending Introduction.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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All Versions of this Measure
Committee Reports
Hearing Notices
1/30/23 1:00P
CR 224 & Videoconference
2/03/23 2:05P
CR 224 & Videoconference