HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TIME:

1:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

HB 2793

(HSCR556-12)

Status

RELATING TO BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Adds 4 members to the board of land and natural resources who shall be considered in determining quorum and majority only on issues relating to ocean resources and may vote only on ocean resources issues.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 2553, HD1

(HSCR555-12)

Status

RELATING TO BUILDING DESIGN FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Requires the Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) to charge fees to defray expenses of reviewing construction plans to ensure compliance with law, establishes a fee schedule to be effective January 1, 2013, and requires the fees to be deposited into the DCAB special fund.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 2589, HD2

(HSCR648-12)

Status

RELATING TO VESSELS.

Clarifies responsibility for disposing of vessels and amends the description of an abandoned vessel.

 

WLO, JUD, FIN

HB 1793, HD2

(HSCR633-12)

Status

RELATING TO CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES.

Establishes penalties for the destruction or harvesting of native forest resources including the sandalwood tree. Establishes Department of Land and Natural Resources policies and rules to protect native forest resources. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

WLO, JUD, FIN

HB 2246, HD1

(HSCR620-12)

Status

RELATING TO HAIKU VALLEY.

Establishes the Haiku Valley cultural preserve commission to provide policy and management oversight of the Haiku Valley cultural preserve. Initiates process of conveying Haiku valley in fee simple to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

WLO/HAW, FIN

HB 2398, HD1

(HSCR619-12)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Establishes the Honokohau marina development district on the island of Hawaii.

 

WLO/HAW, FIN

HB 2384, HD1

(HSCR474-12)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Requires the land use commission, upon request, to extend the time period for which a boundary amendment is effective for at least 2 years if the appropriate county officer or agency determines that the petitioner has substantially commenced development or if other good cause exists.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 2419, HD1

(HSCR475-12)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Allows counties to seek declaratory ruling from the land use commission for reclassification of lands under a county general plan or county development plan. Specifies that changes to the general plan take effect immediately upon approval of the reclassification by the land use commission.

 

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:

     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:

PAPER: 2 copies to Room 306, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (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/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair