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:

Friday, March 14, 2008

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2065, SD2

(SSCR2875)

Status

RELATING TO LANDOWNER LIABILITY FOR NATURAL CONDITIONS.

Removes the liability of landowners regarding natural conditions on their land that cause damage outside the land. (SD2)

 

WLH, JUD

SB 2170, SD1

(SSCR2871)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND.

Protects counties from liability as a result of natural conditions on or near a public beach park. Eff. 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

WLH, JUD

SB 2421, SD2

(SSCR2817)

Status

RELATING TO LAND ACQUISITION.

Authorizes the department of land and natural resources to acquire lands owned by the Galbraith Estate in central Oahu; Appropriates funds for the acquisition of land in Wahiawa, Oahu, currently owned by the George Galbraith Estate. (SD2)

 

WLH, FIN

SB 2487, SD2

(SSCR2611)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Specifies permissible activities of groups leasing campsites on state parks or public lands. (SD2)

 

WLH, JUD

SB 3102, SD2

(SSCR2838)

Status

RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND.

Allows public and private moneys to be deposited into the land conservation fund and distributed as grants for the acquisition of land having value as a resource to the State. Allows moneys from the land conservation fund to be used for the operation, maintenance, and management of the acquired lands. (SB3102 SD2)

 

WLH, FIN

SB 3166

(SSCR2654)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Amends chapter 206E, HRS, to designate that at least two members of the HCDA shall be designated as the small business representatives of the HCDA and to provide that these members shall not be prohibited from voting on matters concerning small business in the initial designated district that they represent. Also directs the governor to initially designate the foregoing small business representatives from the existing members of the HCDA.

 

WLH, EDB

 

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.

 

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Rep. Ken Ito

Chair