HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

 

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, & OCEAN RESOURCES

Rep. Jerry L. Chang, Chair

Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

TIME:

8:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 289

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires an agricultural subdivision or agricultural condominium in an agricultural district to be approved by the relevant county council by ordinance.

 

AGR/WLO, JUD

HB 868

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT.

Expands the authorized uses of the agricultural development and food security special fund to include the improvement and investigative studies of dams and reservoirs. Authorizes director of finance to issue general obligation bonds for the special fund.

 

AGR/WLO, FIN

HB 1230

Status

RELATING TO BUILDING PERMITS.

Exempts from county building permit requirements construction of low risk nonresidential and aquacultural structures, under certain conditions.

 

AGR/WLO, JUD

HB 226

Status

RELATING TO LANDOWNER LIABILITY.

Establishes that an owner or possessor of private land that is closed to the public owes no duty of care to a person who commits the offense of criminal trespass on the owner's or occupier's land, except where death or injury to the trespasser may result from the owner's or occupier's gross negligence or wilful conduct; clarifies that provisions related to criminal trespass in the second degree apply to agricultural lands that are fallow.

 

WLO/AGR, JUD

HB 568

Status

RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.

Increases aquaculture leases from 35 to 45 years and allows a maximum term of 65 years for ventures in good standing for 10 years or more. Provides lessees in good standing the right of first refusal. Allows for supportive aquaculture activities.

 

WLO/AGR, FIN

HB 1228

Status

RELATING TO WATER.

Allows for the preparation of a water development study and establishes the water development study special fund. Effective July 1, 2011.

 

WLO/AGR, FIN

HB 1231

Status

RELATING TO DROUGHT MITIGATION.

Appropriates funds to the counties for drought mitigation purposes. Requires the counties to report to the legislature on the status of drought mitigation projects.

 

WLO/AGR, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Chair

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair