HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, & OCEAN RESOURCES

Rep. Jerry L. Chang, Chair

Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Ken Ito

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Denny Coffman, Chair

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TIME:

11:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2150, HD1

(HSCR437-12)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Authorizes the use of photovoltaic systems producing energy solely for use in the agricultural activities of the fee or leasehold owner of property in agricultural districts. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2150 HD1)

 

AGR, WLO/EEP

HB 2151, HD1

(HSCR588-12)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL-BASED COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS.

Defines agricultural-based commercial operations and authorizes agricultural-based commercial operations in agricultural districts. Effective July 1, 2012. Sunsets June 30, 2015. (HB2151 HD1)

 

AGR/ERB, WLO

HB 2317, HD1

(HSCR508-12)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL TOURISM.

Repeals the prohibition against overnight accommodations as part of agricultural tourism activities of a farming operation, and expressly allows counties to authorize these uses by ordinance. Effective July 1, 2112. (HB2317 HD1)

 

AGR/ERB, WLO

HB 2424, HD1

(HSCR509-12)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDING PERMITS.

Exempts from county building permits certain residential buildings or structures located on commercial farms or ranches used for general agricultural or aquacultural operations. Effective February 1, 2050. (HB2424 HD1)

 

AGR, WLO

 

 

 

 

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: 4 copies (including an original) 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 10MB in size, transmit from 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.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6120 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Denny Coffman

Chair

 

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Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Chair