HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Āina I ka Pono

 

COMMITTEE ON OCEAN, MARINE RESOURCES, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Kaniela Ing, Chair

Rep. Lynn DeCoite, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TIME:

9:45 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2265

Status

RELATING TO COMMERCIAL OCEAN RECREATION.

Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to adopt rules regulating the activity of watersport excursion companies to provide for increased safety measures.

 

OMH, CPC, FIN

HB 2355

Status

RELATING TO PERSONAL PRIVACY.

Specifies certain records of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands are not required to be publicly disclosed or made open to inspection pursuant to public records requests and may be discussed during an executive meeting of the Hawaiian Homes Commission.

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

HB 2381

Status

RELATING TO RULES GOVERNING COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY FOR OCEAN RECREATION AND COASTAL AREAS.

Amends the definition of "commercial activity" within section 200-4(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

OMH, CPC, FIN

HB 2438

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.

Makes knowledge of the Hawaiian language a desirable qualification for all state positions. Requires all public information officers of the State to have basic skills in the Hawaiian language. Requires the University of Hawaii to develop and implement a program to translate public documents, including the State Constitution, into the Hawaiian language. Makes an appropriation.

 

OMH, LAB, FIN

HB 2464

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.

Excludes from any waiting list maintained by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands any lessee or successor who sells or transfers their lease on a tract of Hawaiian home lands.

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

HB 2468

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes a Hawaii beach preservation special fund. Authorizes the office of planning to expend moneys from the Hawaii beach preservation special fund to purchase lands threatened by sea level rise or beach erosion. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to manage the purchased lands. Creates a task force within the office of planning to determine appropriate funding mechanisms for the Hawaii beach preservation special fund. Makes an appropriation.

 

OMH, WAL, FIN

HB 1999

Status

RELATING TO TRAINING.

Requires certain government decision-makers at the state and county levels to attend a training course on native Hawaiian and Hawaiian rights.

 

OMH, LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

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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PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 324 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6779 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8525 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Kaniela Ing

Chair