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 14, 2011

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 756, HD1

(HSCR192)

Status

RELATING TO BUILDING DESIGN FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Allows the Disability and Communication Access Board to charge fees to defray expenses of reviewing construction plans to ensure compliance with law. Establishes an Accessible Building Design Special Account for plan review fees and cost of compliance with ADA design requirements. Effective January 1, 2012. (HB756 HD1)

 

HLT, WLO, FIN

HB 548, HD1

(HSCR197)

Status

RELATING TO TRESPASS.

Holds authors and publishers of visitor websites and publications liable to readers who suffer injury or death as a result of being enticed to go onto private lands that are not open to the public. (HB548 HD1)

 

TOU, WLO, JUD

HB 224, HD1

(HSCR195)

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Establishes a special account within the Hawaii Historic Preservation Special Fund and requires that archaeological permit fees collected be deposited into the account to cover the costs of managing the permits. Directs the Department of Land and Natural Resources to increase permit fees over time. (HB224 HD1)

 

HAW, WLO, FIN

HB 1224

(HSCR66)

Status

RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE.

Authorizes a portion of the conveyance tax revenues to be used to replenish the Kahoolawe rehabilitation trust fund for the long-term restoration of Kahoolawe.

 

HAW, WLO, FIN

HB 1164

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Requires the department of land and natural resources to consider the sale or exchange of Sand Island parcels to leaseholders; requires a report of findings and recommendation to the legislature.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 1269

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Conveys ownership of state lands on Sand Island to the HCDA.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 270

Status

RELATING TO THE COUNTIES.

Eliminates the public auction requirement for the disposition of easements on county property for a specific purpose.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 376

Status

RELATING TO STREAMLINING PERMIT, LICENSE, AND APPROVAL APPLICATION PROCESSING.

Authorizes counties to contract with a third-party reviewer to streamline construction permit, license, and other application processing; provides that applications will be deemed approved if historic preservation division fails to review and comment within 60 days, and after 30 days if agencies fail to establish maximum time periods for permit and other application processing.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 460

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Authorizes a county to levy a one-half per cent surcharge on state general excise tax and use tax to be used for county water infrastructure, including drainage improvements, wastewater infrastructure, and reclaimed water infrastructure.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 785

Status

RELATING TO CONSERVATION.

Requires the revenues of the land conservation fund from the conveyance tax to be temporarily expended for invasive species control and mitigation, reforestation, and sediment run-off control.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 915

Status

RELATING TO CONVEYANCE TAX.

Requires the director of taxation to provide the administrator of each county's real property assessment division with an image of all certificates of conveyances filed with the bureau of conveyances within ten days after the end of each week.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 1180

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Imposes conveyance tax on the transfer of a controlling interest of an entity with an interest in real property. Imposes the conveyance tax on certain transfers of real property at the lowest tax rate.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 1408

Status

RELATING TO A CONTROLLING INTEREST TRANSFER TAX.

Establishes a controlling interest transfer tax imposed at the rate set under the conveyance tax, to be administered by the Director of Taxation on any transfer of interest of more than 50 percent in an entity holding real property in the state.

 

WLO, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

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

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Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Chair