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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, January 30, 2012

TIME:

9:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2358

Status

RELATING TO THE BUILDING CODE.

Establishes the Hawaii State Building Code, Hawaii State Building Code Council, and Natural Disaster Preparedness Commission. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

WLO, PBM, FIN

HB 2434

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE.

Abolishes the State Building Code Council, provides for a transition from the current to the new proposed law, and requires the counties to adopt building codes with their revisions or opt out of adoption.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 2587

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 the Federal Code of Regulations, Title 46, Part 169.

 

WLO, JUD

HB 2589

Status

RELATING TO VESSELS.

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

 

WLO, JUD, FIN

HB 2588

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 up if the vessel cannot be removed by the owner within twenty-four hours of the grounding.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 2590

Status

RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCE VIOLATIONS.

Provides for transformative administrative penalty alternatives and an enhanced collection mechanism for outstanding fines and penalties resulting from aquatic resource violations.

 

WLO, JUD, FIN

HB 1946

Status

RELATING TO WATER.

Makes the public trust doctrine the guide for the actions of the commission. Defines "augmenting" and "augment". Allows the commission to consider an objection filed by anyone directly and immediately affected by an application for a water use permit.

 

WLO, JUD, FIN

HB 2594

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII, SECTION 12, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO ASSIST DAM AND RESERVOIR OWNERS.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the State to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist dam and reservoir owners.

 

WLO, JUD, FIN

HB 2595

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST DAM AND RESERVOIR OWNERS.

Allows the authorization of special purpose revenue bonds to assist dam and reservoir owners.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 2482

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Extends the Hawaii Community Development Authority's authority to sell or lease all or a portion of the real or personal property constituting a redevelopment project to all projects.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 2480

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Amends section 206E-191, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to permit the Hawaii Community Development Authority's Kalaeloa Community Development District ex-officio members to designate a representative with voting powers in the event they are unable to attend an authority meeting.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 2339

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Clarifies residency requirements for community representatives of the Kalaeloa Community Development District to the Hawaii Community Development Authority. Makes conforming amendments.

 

WLO, FIN

HB 2481

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Clarifies notice requirements for the Hawaii Community Development Authority's public hearings.

 

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.

 

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:

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 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.

 

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. Jerry L. Chang

Chair