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 14, 2017

TIME:

830 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 438

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSES.

Requires prospective commercial marine licensees to provide the Department of Land and Natural Resources with a copy of the work contract of all of fishers that it employs, prior to being granted a license.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 860

Status

RELATING TO ACTIONS FOR QUIET TITLE.

Provides that: (1) actions for quiet title of kuleana lands shall be subject to mandatory mediation; (2) court cases by the same plaintiff that seeks quiet title for separate kuleana lands within the same court circuit shall be consolidated; (3) defendant's access for cultural and traditional practices shall not be alienated or extinguished; and (4) plaintiff shall not recover costs, expenses, or attorney's fees from the defendant.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 120, HD1

(HSCR100)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to recognize the entire Ala Loa trail on Kauai as a state trail. (HB120 HD1)

 

OMH, WAL

HB 118, HD1

(HSCR99)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Amends the qualifications for election or appointment as an OHA Trustee to include that a person is not registered as a lobbyist within one year of filing nomination papers. (HB118 HD1)

 

OMH, JUD

HB 1297

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN SOVEREIGNTY.

Provides that the State shall support a model of sovereignty and self-governance chosen by the Hawaiian people that complies with federal and state law.

 

OMH, JUD

HB 372

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Establishes a working group to address and provide findings and recommendations regarding issues that beneficiaries of the department of Hawaiian home lands on Hawaii island face relating to the financing and insuring of homes. Appropriates funds.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 121, HD1

(HSCR165)

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN MANAGEMENT.

Establishes the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Program within DLNR-DAR to coordinate and fulfill the State's role and responsibilities in co-managing the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument with federal authorities. Requires the effective management of thirty per cent of nearshore waters by 2030 under coastal zone management. (HB121 HD1)

 

OMH, FIN

HB 119, HD1

(HSCR164)

Status

RELATING TO MARINE RESOURCES.

Amends the definition of "water pollutant" as used in Chapter 342D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to exclude locally sourced sand that meets certain conditions. (HB119 HD1)

 

OMH, WAL/EEP

HB 117, HD1

(HSCR98)

Status

RELATING TO MARINE RESOURCES.

Requires all motorized recreational vessels operating in nearshore waters to observe no-wake zones at specified beaches. (HB117 HD1)

 

OMH, WAL

HB 818, HD1

(HSCR74)

Status

RELATING TO OXYBENZONE.

Requires advertisements or displays for sunscreen containing oxybenzone in the State to include a conspicuously displayed statement that the sunscreen product contains chemicals which may harm coral reefs. (HB818 HD1)

 

EEP, OMH, CPC

 

 

 

 

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