HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, OCEAN RESOURCES & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Ken Ito, Chair

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Michael Y. Magaoay

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Tom Brower, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Ph.D.

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 24, 2008

TIME:

11:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2441, HD1

(HSCR1252-08)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.

Exempts state highways projects from county subdivision approvals regarding highway projects that involve acquisitions. (SB2441 HD1)

 

TRN, WLH

SB 2498, SD1

(HSCR1189-08)

Status

RELATING TO A MAKAHIKI DAY COMMEMORATION.

Establishes, in statute, each November 20th as the Makahiki commemoration day; requests that consultation with knowledgeable Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners be sought to ensure that establishing a set date for commemorating the Makahiki season does not affect the ability to perpetuate traditions associated with the Makahiki. (SD1)

 

TAC, WLH

SB 546, SD2

(SSCR838)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Makes several amendments to the land use laws relating to agricultural districts and rural districts to protect and maintain viable agricultural productivity (SD2)

 

WLH/AGR

SB 2849, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1309-08)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Permits the use of lands in agricultural land use districts to be used for agricultural-energy facilities provided that the primary activity of the agricultural-energy enterprise is agricultural activity. (SB2849 HD1)

 

EEP, WLH/AGR

 

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 Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 427 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8494 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to WLHtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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 586-8470 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. Clift Tsuji

Chair

 

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Rep. Ken Ito

Chair