HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Bob Nakasone

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Michael Y. Magaoay

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

 

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

 

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

FRIDAY, February 22, 2008

TIME:

2:15 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 5

 

HB 3262, HD1

(HSCR431-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO HONOLUA BAY.

Creates a temporary Honolua Bay advisory committee to develop a management plan for the Honolua Bay Marine Life Conservation District on the island of Maui. Report to the legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 3173, HD1

(HSCR375-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO GROUNDED VESSELS.

Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to remove a grounded vessel under its control, by any means necessary, in order to minimize damages to the natural resources and not become a hazard to navigation.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 3176, HD1

(HSCR533-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR DAMAGE TO STONY CORAL AND LIVE ROCK.

Imposes administrative fines for damage to stony coral and live rock based on an accepted economic valuation method.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2828

(HSCR140-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SUPER SUCKER.

Appropriates moneys to provide one year of funding for the full-time operation of the super sucker project in Kaneohe bay and for the purchase of a portable super sucker unit.

 

WLH/EEP, FIN

HB 2247

(HSCR298-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Extends the time allowed to acquire the lands designated as part of the South Kona Wilderness Area on the island of Hawaii.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 2955

(HSCR299-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA.

Establishes an archaeological data survey as an online database program under the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Authorizes the museum, in consultation with the office of Hawaiian affairs and the state historic preservation division to withhold information from the database if a disclosure may pose a threat to a site or artifact.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 3060, HD2

(HSCR422-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

AUTHORIZING THE RESALE OF RESERVED HOUSING UNITS BY THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Allows the Hawaii Community Development Authority to resell reserved housing units as defined in section 206E-101, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Requires resold units to remain affordable in perpetuity.

 

WLH, HSH, FIN

HB 3177, HD1

(HSCR534-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE CONSERVATION DISTRICT.

Increases the maximum penalty for violations within the Conservation District; authorizes the Board of Land and Natural Resources to assess fines based on damages to natural resources within the Conservation District and other factors deemed appropriate by the Board.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The date and agenda no. of the hearing;

     Measure number;

     If you will be testifying in person or submitting written testimony only;

     The Committee the comments are directed to; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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PAPER: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol. It is required that the copies be on one side of an 8 " X 11" sheet;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands);

OR

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to FINtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov. Please include the measure number, date of hearing, and agenda no. in the subject line or click on the appropriate "Email Testimony" link above.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair