HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

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, March 23, 2015

TIME:

10:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 974, SD1, HD1

(HSCR935)

Status

RELATING TO THE RENTAL HOUSING TRUST FUND.

Authorizes the Rental Housing Trust Fund to be used for spaces for public uses within mixed-use residential developments in which the residential component is the primary use and qualifies as an eligible rental housing project. (SB974 HD1)

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

SB 521, SD1

(SSCR736)

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO WAIMEA NUI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds up to $45,000,000 to Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation, a private not-for-profit corporation, for the planning, acquisition, and construction of agriculture, renewable energy, and educational facilities. (SD1)

 

WAL, FIN

SB 854, SD2, HD1

(HSCR929)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL LANDS.

Requires public school lands that are leased to benefit public educational purposes rather than simply to be used for public purposes. Authorizes the DOE to enter into leaseback agreements. (SB854 HD1)

 

EDN, WAL, FIN

SB 774, SD1

(HSCR969)

Status

RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF TARO.

Creates a classification of agricultural public lands entitled "taro lands". Appropriates funds to the board of land and natural resources to create an inventory of lands classified as taro lands. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, WAL, 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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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