HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

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:

Monday, February 07, 2011

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 377

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Provides state lease preferences to developers of Hawaiian fishponds.

 

WLO, HAW, FIN

HB 331

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Directs DLNR to extend the leases in Hilo Industrial Area until 2026.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 996

Status

RELATING TO STATE LAND LEASES.

Allows the Board of Land and Natural Resources to extend the existing leases of qualifying disaster relief lessees.

 

WLO, PBM, FIN

HB 453

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.

Clarifies that where public access is required as a condition of a subdivision, either the county must accept dedication of and maintain the access or identify an entity to own and maintain the access. Authorizes county to require subdivider to provide establishment of a stewardship fund for maintenance purposes.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 585

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Appropriates funds to the department of land and natural resources to be used for the dam safety office's staffing and operating expenses.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 1082

Status

RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Establishes the Conservation and Resources Enforcement Special Fund in the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the purpose of setting aside moneys to be used toward the protection of the State's natural resources.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 227

Status

RELATING TO TRESPASS.

Strengthens trespass provisions regarding a person who enters or remains unlawfully on unimproved or unused land; adds entering and remaining on unimproved or unused land that is fenced or enclosed, or with a "private property" sign, to the offense of criminal trespass in the second degree.

 

WLO, JUD

HB 1431

Status

RELATING TO COVENANTS.

Authorizes the counties to enact ordinances or adopt rules to enforce covenants that run with the land that impose standards regarding use, maintenance, landscaping, and setbacks.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 1405

Status

RELATING TO PLANNING.

Requires the Office of Planning to establish a statewide system of greenways and trails.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 324

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Establishes the South Kona wilderness area to be administered by the department of land and natural resources. Provides for the development of a comprehensive management plan for the area.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 1334

Status

RELATING TO FERAL ANIMALS.

Establishes the feral animals council for the special purpose of providing policy level direction, coordination, and planning among state departments, federal agencies, and local initiatives for the control of harmful feral animal populations throughout the State.

 

WLO, JUD, FIN

HB 579

Status

RELATING TO WILDLIFE.

Prohibits the use of body crushing traps and non-padded or non‑laminated foot or leg-hold traps and provides exemptions, regulates the use of snares and padded or laminated foot or leg‑hold traps and provides exemptions, and establishes penalties for violations.

 

WLO, JUD

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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

PAPER: One original document to Room 438 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8504 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

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. Jerry L. Chang

Chair