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:

Friday, February 11, 2011

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 926

Status

RELATING TO SHORELINE SETBACK.

Prohibits inclusion of accreted lands in determining shoreline setback line in counties with population over 500,000.

 

WLO, JUD

HB 496

Status

RELATING TO LAKE WILSON.

Establishes a pilot project within the department of land and natural resources to demonstrate the effectiveness of marine phytoremediation using plants that are native to Hawaii to remove pollutants and improve water clarity in Lake Wilson; appropriates funds for the project.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 262

Status

RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.

Deletes the sunset provision for the liability exception for county lifeguards and damages caused by dangerous natural conditions when certain warning signs are posted.

 

WLO, JUD

HB 106

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN SAFETY.

Requires the department of land and natural resources to review the safety records of nearshore areas statewide; appropriates funds for swimming buoys at Kaanapali beach.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 578

Status

RELATING TO SHARK FEEDING.

Establishes civil penalties for shark feeding, including seizure and forfeiture of any commercial marine license, vessel, and fishing equipment, and administrative fines.

 

WLO, JUD

HB 1083

Status

RELATING TO IMPOUNDED VESSELS.

Clarifies that all costs and expenses associated with the disposal of an impounded unauthorized vessel by the Department of Land and Natural Resources shall be borne by the vessel owner.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 931

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.

Defines the term "regularly navigated" regarding vessels moored in small boat harbors.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 1486

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.

Requires small boat harbor vessel permittees who, in the course of providing an excursion using state boating facilities, disembark fare-paying passengers in certain counties with the expectation that they will visit state property adjacent to quasi-public property during the excursion, to accompany passengers at all times while ashore.

 

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.

 

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:

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