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, March 13, 2018

TIME:

9:45 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2717, SD2

(SSCR2694)

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Establishes a grant program and special fund to assist lessees on Hawaiian home lands with cesspool upgrade, conversion, or connection costs. Establishes that a recipient of a cesspool upgrade grant shall not be eligible for the cesspool upgrade, conversion, or connection income tax credit. Appropriates moneys for the grant program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

OMH, EEP/WAL, FIN

SB 2782, SD1

(SSCR2664)

Status

RELATING TO PERSONAL PRIVACY.

Specifies certain government records maintained by 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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

SB 2863, SD2

(SSCR2668)

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Establishes the offense of criminal property damage to property of another holding historical significance to Native Hawaiians. Defines "property of another holding historical significance to Native Hawaiians" as a tangible object, structure, or real property that has been determined to be of cultural or historical significance to Native Hawaiians as determined by experts in traditional Native Hawaiian customs and practices in the district where the property is located. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

OMH, JUD, FIN

SB 2079, SD2

(SSCR2772)

Status

RELATED TO SHARK AND RAY PROTECTION.

Establishes penalties and fines for any person who knowingly captures, takes, possesses, abuses, or entangles any shark, whether alive or dead, or kills any shark, within state marine waters and makes it a misdemeanor. Expands the existing prohibition on knowingly capturing or killing a manta ray to all rays. Expands the prohibition regarding rays to cover knowingly capturing, taking, possessing, abusing, or entangling a ray, whether alive or dead, or killing a ray, within state marine waters. Provides certain exemptions. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

OMH, JUD

SB 2087, SD2

(SSCR2756)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY RESCUE DEVICES.

Amends the Good Samaritan Law to provide vicarious liability exemptions for owners and operators of any premises, property, or facility where rescue tubes are located for the storage, maintenance, or use of the rescue tubes. Provides liability exemptions for rescuers who attempt to rescue a person with a rescue tube. Effective 7/1/2035. (SD2)

 

OMH, JUD

SB 2134, SD2

(SSCR2803)

Status

RELATING TO TRAINING.

Requires certain additional government decision-makers at both the state and county levels to complete the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' training courses on native Hawaiian and Hawaiian rights established by Act 169, SLH 2015. Requires the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, upon designation of a date, time, and location of a training course, to notify the governor and the mayors of the several counties of the availability of the training course and the date, time, and location of the course. Requires the Governor and mayors, upon notification, to notify the administrative heads, deputies, and other officials in their respective administrations who are not mandated to complete the course, of the availability, time, date, and location of the course and encourage them to complete the course. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

OMH, 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 442 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6281 (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