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, March 18, 2011

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1481, SD1

(SSCR566)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.

Amends the offense of obstructing access to public property to include the installment of certain visual impediments. Creates a private right of action for a person to enforce the prohibition of obstruction. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

WLO, JUD

SB 582, SD2

(SSCR717)

Status

RELATING TO COUNTY MUTUAL AID.

Establishes a mutual aid agreement of assistance among the counties to provide potable water and non-potable water to another county during times of emergency. Establishes the Hawaii statewide mutual aid system to provide integrated statewide mutual aid response capability between counties in times of disaster. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 1521, SD2

(SSCR695)

Status

RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.

Allows UH to use staff of DLNR for security for coconut island. Exempts Hawaii marine laboratory refuge from obtaining state and county permits for repair and maintenance of facilities on coconut island. Effective 7/1/2050 and repeals 7/1/2016. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 119, SD2

(SSCR649)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

Authorizes the department of accounting and general services to sell public buildings to the public, and lease them back. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 1215, SD2

(SSCR585)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Creates a task force under the University of Hawaii Kapiolani community college to conduct a study of the feasibility of transferring the lands currently under the jurisdiction of the department of land and natural resources to the University of Hawaii Kapiolani community college for a legacy center for the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team. Report to legislature. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 608, SD2

(SSCR790)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Authorizes the department of land and natural resources to consider the exchange of Sand Island parcels to leaseholders; requires a report of findings and recommendation to the legislature. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 655, SD1

(SSCR708)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 1154, SD2

(SSCR783)

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Establishes the south Kona wilderness area on the island of Hawaii to preserve vulnerable visual, natural, biological, and historical aspects of South Kona. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 1549, SD2

(SSCR705)

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.

Permits commercial permits in Ala Wai and Keehi small boat harbors; establishes that small boat harbor fees can be used only for the operating and maintenance of the small boat harbors; authorizes a process for a public-private partnership to develop a portion of Ala Wai small boat harbor; changes mooring fee rate process. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 1555, SD2

(SSCR704)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Establishes a public corporation to administer an appropriate and culturally-sensitive public land development program; allows the limited issuance of commercial use permits for vessels with assigned moorings in Ala Wai and Keehi harbors; provides for future mooring fees to be established by appraisal by a state-licensed appraiser; and directs the department of land and natural resources to use the request for proposals process to enter into a public-private partnership for the development of portions of Ala Wai small boat harbor facilities that are presently under-used to maximize the revenue potential from its facilities. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

 

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:

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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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Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Chair