HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Cindy Evans, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, January 25, 2013

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 111

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE BUILDING CODE.

Enacts the Sustainable Living Research Act, which allows, subject to regulation by the county planning department, the use of certain land for research, development, and testing of promising, innovative practices, designs and technologies for community development, natural resource conservation, soil improvement, food and timber production, water and energy production, conservation and harvesting, material-conserving construction, and on-site waste management.

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

HB 72

Status

RELATING TO THE COUNTIES.

Exempts counties and their employees from liability for removing personal property from public property.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 191

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.

Authorizes the BLNR to consult with and receive assistance from the HCDA with regards to planning, developing, operating, administering, and maintaining small boat harbors.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 216

Status

RELATING TO A FINANCIAL REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS OF COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 5 OF ACT 178, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2006.

Authorizes the office of Hawaiian affairs to conduct a financial review of the State's compliance with section 5 of Act 178, Session Laws of Hawaii 2006.

 

WAL, OMH, FIN

HB 215

Status

RELATING TO LIABILITY.

Makes permanent certain state and county protections from liability on improved lands. Makes permanent the protection from liability for county lifeguards, counties, and the State for damages resulting from rescue, resuscitative, or other lifeguard services.

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

HB 17

Status

RELATING TO COASTAL AREAS.

Makes permanent Act 160, SLH 2010. Requires maintenance of public beach accesses by adjacent landowners and imposes penalties for noncompliance. Establishes shoreline access as an objective of the coastal zone management program. Requires the department of land and natural resources to provide written notice to property owners affected by Act 160, SLH 2010.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 104

Status

PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION, CONTROL AND DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCES.

Proposes an amendment to article XI of the Hawaii State Constitution to include game animals on state lands as resources to be managed and conserved by the State.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 105

Status

RELATING TO WILDLIFE RESOURCES.

Instructs the department of land and natural resources to employ cooperative resource management strategies in the management and administration of the wildlife and wildlife resources of the State.

 

WAL, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Cindy Evans

Chair