THE SENATE
THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE
REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

COMMITTEE ON WATER AND LAND
Senator Laura H. Thielen, Chair
Senator Brickwood Galuteria, Vice-Chair

MEASURES DEFERRED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015

DATE:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TIME:

2:45 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 224
State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

SB510
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS MANAGED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
Requires that lands managed by the department of agriculture and the agribusiness development corporation are disposed of in a variety of sizes and to diversified tenants to support a diversified agricultural economy.  Requires the department of agriculture and the agribusiness development corporation to:  (1) consider the diversity of their leased or transferred lands when approving leases or transfers; and (2) submit annual reports regarding land dispositions to the legislature and to post a copy of the reports on the Internet.

AGL/WTL, WAM

SB593
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Requires the agribusiness development corporation to make increasing agriculture and local food production its primary mission, establish a sustainable agriculture and local food production plan, submit annual reports to the legislature, and lease 50 percent of its land to operations that support increasing agriculture and local food production within the next ten years.

AGL/WTL, WAM

SB1162
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Prohibits any subdivision, including by condominium property regime, of parcels of agricultural lands one hundred acres or greater in size if at least 50 per cent of the parcel has soil classified by the land study bureau's detailed land classification as overall (master) productivity rating class A or B.

AGL/WTL, CPN

SB504
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Includes only buildings, structures, objects, districts, areas, or sites that are significant in Hawaii's history, architecture, archeology, engineering, or culture in the definition of "historic property".  Requires the state historic preservation division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to initiate a pilot reconnaissance architectural survey project to document selected residences built between 1945 and 1980 and conduct a study of Hawaii mid-century architecture.  Requires the division to provide the public and the counties with a list that identifies the types of projects that have no potential to affect a historic property; provide a list of properties identified by street address and tax map key that are likely to be ineligible for inclusion in the Hawaii register of historic places to the counties; and provide owners of historic property with notice of the property's likely eligibility in the Hawaii register of historic places.  Appropriates funds.

HEA/WTL, WAM
[Measure added on 2/4/2015]

SB877
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
Includes only buildings, structures, objects, districts, areas, or sites that are significant in Hawaii's history, architecture, archeology, engineering, or culture in the definition of "historic property".  Requires the department of land and natural resources to provide the counties with a list that identifies the types of projects that have no potential to affect a historic property and the types of properties likely to be eligible for inclusion in the Hawaii register of historic places; develop a plan for completing a comprehensive inventory of historic buildings in the State; and submit a plan, together with a proposed budget, to the legislature.

WTL, HEA
[Measure added on 2/4/2015]

SB483
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO FORESTRY.
Provides that DHHL may utilize Hawaiian home lands for the forestry of koa or native trees.  Allows DHHL to enter into public-private partnerships to implement the forestry plan.  Requires the proceeds from the forestry plan to be deposited into the Hawaiian home lands trust fund.

HWN/WTL, WAM
[Measure added on 2/9/2015]

SB786
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Appropriates funds for the administration and operation of the aha moku advisory committee and for community outreach.

HWN/WTL, WAM
[Measure added on 2/9/2015]

SB1191
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Provides that the aha moku advisory committee shall appoint a chair and vice-chair.  Permits the committee to hire an executive assistant in lieu of an executive director.  Enumerates duties for the positions established.

HWN/WTL, WAM
[Measure added on 2/9/2015]

SB1127
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS BY THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Provides alternative civil enforcement options that may be utilized by the Board of Land and Natural Resources in the processing of natural and cultural resource violation cases.

WTL/TRA/PSM, WAM
[Measure added on 2/10/2015]

No testimony will be accepted.

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 808-587-8388.