HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Āina I ka Pono

 

COMMITTEE ON OCEAN, MARINE RESOURCES, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Kaniela Ing, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1478

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY.

Establishes the Hawaiian Islands humpback whale national marine sanctuary program. Establishes a sanctuary co-manager position. Appropriates moneys.

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

HB 483

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN RESOURCES.

Authorizes administrative inspections within the West Hawaii regional fishery management area.

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

HB 511

Status

RELATED TO HARASSMENT.

Prohibits the harassment of persons marine fishing and aquarium fishing. Specifically includes the enforcement of harassment as a duty of a conservation and resources enforcement officer.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 873

Status

RELATING TO AQUATIC LIFE.

Prohibits the sale of aquatic life for aquarium purposes.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 883

Status

RELATING TO AQUARIUM FISH.

Prohibits the selling or offering for sale any fish or aquatic life taken under an aquarium fish permit subjected to substantial injury or cruel treatment.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 606

Status

RELATING TO FISHING RIGHTS.

Establishes a 10 year moratorium on the taking of aquarium fish. Provides assistance, training, and related employment services to workers dislocated by the moratorium.

 

OMH, LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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. Kaniela Ing

Chair