HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Āina I ka Pono

 

COMMITTEE ON OCEAN, MARINE RESOURCES, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Kaniela Ing, Chair

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 335

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Appropriates funds for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019. Appropriations.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 862

Status

RELATING TO TRAINING.

Requires state and county department heads to take the training on native Hawaiian and Hawaiian traditional and customary rights administered by OHA.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 863

Status

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.

Requires the Judiciary to post information on its websites in both English and Hawaiian. Appropriates funds.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 14

Status

RELATING TO KEKAHA KAI STATE PARK.

Appropriates funds for the employment of lifeguards and for life-saving equipment at Kua Bay.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 437

Status

RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.

Prohibits construction of seawalls in shoreline areas without a public hearing and a showing that the seawall is necessary to protect an existing legal object, structure, or activity from damage due seawater inundation or shoreline erosion and no reasonable alternatives exist.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 861

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED SUBSISTENCE FISHING AREAS.

Establishes a goal for the Department of Land and Natural Resources to designate and adopt rules for the management of no fewer than four community-based subsistence fishing areas by December 31, 2020. Establishes designation process and rule requirements.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 998

Status

RELATING TO BOTTOMFISH.

Requires any rule adopted by DLNR that restricts the fishing of bottomfish to include peer-reviewed scientific evidence that establishes the environmental necessity of the rule.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 1126

Status

RELATING TO VESSELS AGROUND.

Clarifies that the Department of Land and Natural Resources (Department) may assume immediate control of a vessel that is grounded on state submerged lands or on a shoreline. Clarifies that the Department may assume immediate control of a vessel grounded on a sand beach, sand bar, or mudflat not in imminent danger of breaking up after the owner has been given seventy-two hours' notice to remove the vessel and has not done so.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 436

Status

RELATING TO PROPELLER GUARDS.

Requires all motorized recreational vessels operating in nearshore waters to have properly functioning propeller guards.

 

OMH, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours 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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Rep. Kaniela Ing

Chair