HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Cindy Evans, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

COMMITTEE ON OCEAN, MARINE RESOURCES, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

 

 

CORRECTED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

Please be advised the time has changed from 9:30am to 8:00am

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TIME:

9:30am 8:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2325

Status

RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES RECOVERY COMMITTEE.

Amends the composition of the Endangered Species Recovery Committee by adding a member possessing a background in native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices.

 

WAL/OMH

HB 1689, HD1

(HSCR181-14)

Status

RELATING TO MAUNA KEA.

Requires the calculation of the pro rata share of ceded land revenues for the lease of Mauna Kea lands to be based upon the fair market value of using the lands and that twenty per cent of these revenues be transferred to the Public Land Trust Fund. Effective July 1, 2525. (HB1689 HD1)

 

HED, WAL/OMH, FIN

HB 2552, HD1

(HSCR94-14)

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN RESOURCES.

Directs the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to conduct a study of Pohoiki Bay in order to resolve conflicts among the users of the Bay. Requires DLNR to establish a DOCARE position for the Pohoiki Bay area to be funded through geothermal royalties. (HB2552 HD1)

 

OMH, WAL

HB 2387

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.

Requires that a person be 18 years or older prior to obtaining or being placed on a waitlist to obtain a permit to moor a vessel in a state small boat harbor.

 

WAL

HB 1897

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Requires BLNR to conduct at least two public hearings on the issuance, amendment, renewal, or termination of leases to the existing Banyan drive lessees under Act 55, SLH 2000.

 

WAL

HB 2586

Status

RELATING TO STATE NAMING COMMISSION.

Establishes an advisory commission in DLNR to propose names or a change of names for state buildings, parks, and facilities.

 

WAL

HB 1678

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Provides that historic properties shall be over seventy-five years old. Provides that nothing in chapter 6E, HRS, shall be construed to require a review by the DLNR for residential property that has not been entered, or nominated by the owner of the residence for entry, onto the Hawaii register of historic places.

 

WAL

HB 2176

Status

RELATING TO ZONING.

Authorizes the counties to permit the amortization or phasing out of nonconforming single-family transient vacation rental units in an area of any zoning classification.

 

WAL

HB 2640, HD1

(HSCR84-14)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE COMMISSION.

Requires the land use commission to automatically reevaluate boundary amendment decisions after 10 years if the landowner has not made efforts to use the land in accordance with the boundary amendment. (HD1)

 

WAL

HB 1728, HD1

(HSCR163-14)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Specifies that a government agency does not assume ownership or jurisdiction over a disputed road solely through maintenance or repair activities. Authorizes the State to quitclaim ownership of roads in favor of counties. Effective July 1, 2214. (HB1728 HD1)

 

TRN, WAL, FIN

HB 2385

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Provides that irrigation project water shall be used to irrigate pasture land in all projects. Provides that agricultural land shall first be served with water in times of drought or short supply.

 

WAL, AGR

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony no later than 6:00 pm the night 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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PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 328 in the State Capitol; or

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website 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 586-8400 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. Faye P. Hanohano

Chair

 

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Rep. Cindy Evans

Chair