HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTHTWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 20152015

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 09, 2015

TIME:

10:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1041

Status

RELATING TO HUNTING.

Establishes a game commission to serve in an advisory capacity to the governor and the BLNR. Makes an appropriation.

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

HB 518

Status

RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF PUBLIC LANDS.

Grants lessees of public land the right to relinquish a lease. Provides for the valuation of improvements to the land. Provides that a relinquishing lessee shall not automatically be required to remove improvements. Provides for disposition of the land at public auction after relinquishment. Defines "improvements" to include infrastructure.

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

HB 829, HD1

(HSCR7)

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to facilitate the development of affordable housing as part of transit-oriented development by making grants-in-aid to counties to expedite permit processing by using third party review programs. Appropriates funds. (HB829 HD1)

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 485

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.

Requires DLNR to develop individual emergency response plans for natural and non-natural emergencies that threaten small boat harbors under DLNR jurisdiction.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 440

Status

RELATING TO LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Appropriates funds for land and natural resources.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 611

Status

RELATING TO THE DIGITIZATION OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION RECORDS.

Appropriates monies for the digitization of historic preservation records. Establishes a special fund.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 989

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Amends the land conservation fund uses to allow for albizia tree removal. Makes an appropriation to DLNR for the removal of albizia trees on both public and private land.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1170

Status

RELATING TO LAND RESOURCES.

Revises statutory provisions relating to the regulation of mineral resources under chapters 171 and 182, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to provide clarity and consistency.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 1410

Status

RELATING TO THE YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS.

Changes chapter 193, HRS, references to Youth Conservation Corps to the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps to distinguish the state program from other federal and nationally affiliated youth conservation corps programs.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1469

Status

RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF TAX REVENUES.

Establishes maximum dollar amounts that shall be distributed among certain non-general funds from the conveyance tax. Retains provision that the general fund receive the remainder after distribution.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 799

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIFORM AERONAUTICS ACT.

Clarifies the authority of the State, its employees, or its independent contractors, to remove birds or animals by aerial means in furtherance of official State duties.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 722

Status

RELATING TO LIPOA POINT.

Establishes a Lipoa point management council in DLNR for the development of Lipoa point. Appropriates moneys for land surveyor services, maintenance services, and development of a master plan for Lipoa point.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 837

Status

RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION OF ANIMALS.

Prohibits ivory and rhinoceros horn sales and trade within the State, to be enforced by the department of land and natural resources. Establishes penalties.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 1325

Status

RELATING TO STORMWATER MANAGEMENT.

Authorizes the counties to establish and charge user fees for stormwater management.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 719

Status

RELATING TO THE LAHAINA FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT.

Authorizes the issuance of GO bonds and appropriates funds for the Lahaina Flood Control Project. Requires the appropriation to be matched by county funds.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1267

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Establishes redevelopment districts for public lands for purposes of rejuvenating areas that have become dilapidated, obsolete, or deteriorated. Establishes a committee for each redevelopment district. Appropriates moneys.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 50

Status

RELATING TO SHOOTING RANGE PROTECTION.

Provides for shooting range exemptions regarding retroactive regulation, civil and criminal noise or nuisance violations, and frivolous negligence claims.

 

WAL, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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If during the course of the hearing it appears that there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to three minutes.  This three minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills.

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair