HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 3, 2017

TIME:

9:00AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1497

Status

RELATING TO STATE LANDOWNER LIABILITY.

Establishes a cause of action for neighbors of state lands that have not been properly maintained. Authorizes compensation for damages incurred by the State's breach of duty and, if applicable, costs incurred by a neighbor who repairs state property that has not been maintained. Appropriates funds for necessary maintenance of state lands.

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

HB 575

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Authorizes the board of land and natural resources to extend commercial, hotel, resort, and industrial leases when the lessee makes qualifying substantial improvements to the leased land.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 479

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HIKER SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS.

Appropriates funds to DLNR for a public awareness campaign to educate the public about hiker safety and preparedness.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 732

Status

RELATING TO LIENS.

Increases from 45 days to 90 days the time by which an application and notice for lien must be filed after completion of applicable improvements.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 1245

Status

RELATING TO CEMETERIES.

Requires DCCA in consultation with Comptroller to develop strategies for repair and maintenance of Sunset Memorial Park in Pearl City, Oahu. Authorizes DCCA to access the Sunset Memorial Trust Fund. Provides limited liability for persons maintaining or repairing cemetery grounds. Requires report to Legislature.

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

HB 619

Status

RELATING TO CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT.

Re-establishes and revitalizes the DOCARE Volunteer Officer Program by recruiting and training new officers. Appropriates funds.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1552

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Establishes Transit-Oriented Redevelopment Community Districts within the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) to develop districts along certain rail stations in the Honolulu rail station transit corridor. Allows the HCDA to enter into public-private partnerships for a lease-back arrangement of lands. Provides general obligation bond financing for infrastructure improvements in Transit-Oriented Redevelopment Community Districts.

 

WAL, JUD, FIN

HB 1435

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS REDUCTION PLAN.

Clarifies that the comprehensive loss reduction plan of the HHRF shall include implementing building code requirements for hurricane standards in accordance with state building code and design standards.

 

WAL, CPC

HB 637

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODES.

Expedites the review, update, and adoption of the Uniform Plumbing Code as it relates to the Hawaii State Building Codes.

 

WAL, CPC, FIN

HB 633

Status

RELATING TO ASSISTING DAM AND RESERVOIR OWNERS.

Clarifies that aboveground freshwater storage tanks are included in the definition of "appurtenant works" in Part XII of Chapter 39A, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1173

Status

RELATING TO A WATER IRRIGATION PILOT PROJECT.

Establishes a one-year pilot program requiring DAGS, DOT, and DLNR to implement irrigation water conservation best management practices, as established by the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii. Requires DAGS, DOT, and DLNR to each submit a report regarding the results of the pilot program.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1512

Status

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER, COUNTY OF KAUAI.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects by the Department for Water, County of Kauai, for the Kilauea water system, the Wailua/Kapaa water system, and the Kalaheo water system.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 517

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Authorizes the counties to petition the land use commission for regional boundary amendments required by the adoption of the county general plan or development plans. Requires the land use commission to conduct the 5-year boundary review.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 309

Status

RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Appropriates funds to the counties to identify and map important agricultural lands. Appropriations.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1584

Status

RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Requires the counties to make recommendations for important agricultural lands by 6/30/2019. Requires the Land Use Commission to identify and designate important agricultural lands by 6/30/2020 for any county that fails to meet the 6/30/2019 deadline. Appropriates funds.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 1340

Status

RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LAND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.

Extends by ten years the time period that the Department of Agriculture may certify important agricultural land qualified agricultural cost tax credits.

 

WAL, AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair