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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 19, 2012

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

SB580, SD2 and SB2782, SD2 have been removed from the agenda.

 

SB 2678, SD2

(SSCR2634)

Status

RELATING TO HONOULIULI.

Requires DLNR to establish a Honouliuli park site project advisory group to develop recommendations to leverage county, state, federal, and private funding for an educational resource center at the Honouliuli site; requires report to 2013 legislature; appropriates an unspecified sum for deposit into the Hawaii historic preservation special fund; requires moneys to be expended to accelerate the collection, preservation, and organization of resources related to the World War II internment experience in Hawaii. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 580, SD2

(SSCR769)

Status

RELATING TO AQUATIC LIFE.

Establishes two new marine life conservation districts on the island of Maui. Requires the department of land and natural resources to report to the legislature every five years, beginning with the regular session of 2013, on the effectiveness of the conservation district designations under this Act. Requires community involvement in the report. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 2742, SD1

(SSCR2428)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Amend the composition of the HCDA board to nine voting members for each established district. Effective 7/1/2020. (SD1)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 2335

(SSCR2476)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.

Clarifies definition of "development" for purposes of special management area permitting by counties.

 

WLO/EEP, FIN

SB 2782, SD2

(SSCR2674)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Appropriate funds to the department of land and natural resources for the immediate protection of priority watershed forests to replenish Hawaii's water supplies and provide many other fundamental benefits to Hawaii's environmental health. (SD2)

 

WLO/EEP, FIN

DECISION-MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING BILLS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY HEARD ON MARCH 16, 2012. NO TESTIMONY WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

SB 2378, SD1

(SSCR2731)

Status

RELATING TO LEGACY LANDS.

Requires nonprofit land conservation organizations to provide, in addition to a conservation easement, a deed restriction or covenant, as a condition to the receipt of funds under the legacy land program. Requires the board of land and natural resources to be made a full or partial owner of any conservation provided by a state or county agency or nonprofit land conservation organization as a condition for receipt of funding under the legacy lands program. Allows for the exemption of the easement requirements by the board. Requires applicants for legacy land funds to submit the project's public benefit and to consult with the staff of the department of land and natural resources, the department of agriculture, the agribusiness development corporation, and the public land development corporation. (SD1)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 2381, SD1

(SSCR2567)

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES MARITIME FACILITIES.

Allows DLNR to work on projects within lands or facilities under the jurisdiction of the division of boating and ocean recreation without the approval of county agencies. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 2849, SD1

(SSCR2492)

Status

RELATING TO SAILING SCHOOL VESSELS.

Amends the definition of "sailing school vessel" to mean, among other things, a vessel that is in compliance with part 169 of title 46 Code of Federal Regulations. (SD1)

 

WLO, JUD

SB 2850, SD1

(SSCR2487)

Status

RELATING TO GROUNDED VESSELS.

Authorizes the department of land and natural resources to assume control of and remove a vessel grounded on a coral reef or in imminent danger of breaking apart if the vessel cannot be removed by the owner within twenty-four hours of the grounding. Provides requirements to allow the owner of the vessel to continue an effort to salvage a grounded vessel beyond twenty-four hours under certain conditions and allows the department to grant more time to the owner to remove the vessel if no additional environmental damage exists. (SD1)

 

WLO, FIN

SB 3001, SD2

(SSCR2591)

Status

RELATING TO WILDLIFE.

Prohibits the interisland transfer, transport, or release after transport of wild or feral mammals, with certain exceptions; establishes mandatory fines. (SD2)

 

WLO, JUD

SB 2918, SD2

(SSCR2805)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

Transfers the management responsibilities and development rights of the stadium authority for certain parcels of land to the public land development corporation. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

WLO, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

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     Measure number; and

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Rep. Denny Coffman

Chair

 

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Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Chair