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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 4, 2008

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1203

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires the board of land and natural resources to assist with identifying sites for new charter schools to use as facilities. Appropriates funds for facility costs of new charter schools.

 

WLH, EDN, FIN

HB 2890

RELATING TO ARCHAEOLOGISTS.

Authorizes the department of land and natural resources to contract with archaeologists without regard to the procurement code. Exempts contracts between the department of land and natural resources and archaeologists from the procurement code.

 

WLH, EDB/LAB, FIN

HB 2955

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 3176

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 the amount of area damaged.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 3060

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.

 

WLH, HSH, FIN

HB 3022

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 12 AND 13, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT BONDS.

Proposes amendments to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to expressly provide that the legislature may authorize the counties to issue tax increment bonds.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2823

RELATING TO DAM SAFETY.

Establishes limitations on liability for damages for owners of dams and reservoirs.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2917

RELATING TO HARBORS.

Requires the department of transportation to allow a vessel with a mooring permit for Kewalo basin to moor in Honolulu harbor under certain conditions.

 

WLH, TRN, FIN

HB 3016

RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Establishes a two-year pilot project authorizing Department of Land and Natural Resources' Conservation and Resources Enforcement Officers to use tasers while performing their duties within the Counties of Hawaii and Maui.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 3177

RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE CONSERVATION DISTRICT.

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

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 3421

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Clarifies that land use laws apply to available Hawaiian home lands that are disposed of to the public and are not leased to native Hawaiians for homesteading purposes.

 

WLH, EDB, JUD

HB 3171

RELATING TO THE LAND COURT SYSTEM.

Removes fee-simple time share transactions from the Land Court System and to provide the option for all landowners to transfer their property from the Land Court System to the Regular System of the Bureau of Conveyances.

 

WLH, CPC/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 Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number;

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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Submit testimony in one of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 427 in the State Capitol; or

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

 

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Rep. Ken Ito

Chair