HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Chris Todd, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 9, 2018

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB2564

 

HB 2017, HD1

(HSCR58-18)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Expands the definition of "agricultural lands" as it relates to an agricultural land owner's liability for injury, death, loss, or damage suffered by a trespasser, to include farm lands that are four acres or less and generate an unspecified amount of annual profit. (HB2017 HD1)

 

AGR, WAL, JUD

HB 2564

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Provides that the Board of Land and Natural Resources and Commission on Water Resource Management shall not conduct contested case hearings, and counties shall not conduct contested case hearings regarding disputes over land use, but that decisions and disputes may be contested and adjudicated in circuit court. Effective 7/1/2018.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 2198

Status

RELATING TO WATERSHEDS.

Establishes the watershed task force to define the term "watershed". Appropriates moneys.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 2443

Status

RELATING TO AN ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUNDS PILOT PROGRAM FOR DISABLED CHILDREN.

Establishes a 3-year accessible playgrounds pilot program under DAGS. Requires a report to the legislature. Appropriates moneys.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 2212

Status

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.

Establishes the offense of obstructing county real property zoning enforcement operations. Makes the offense a class C felony.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 2358, HD1

(HSCR47-18)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Exempts lands to which Hawaii Public Housing Authority holds title from the definition of "public lands" in chapter 171, HRS.

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 2101

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

Makes an appropriation to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the operational expenses and staffing costs of the Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts.

 

WAL, FIN

HB 2222

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS.

Amends the penalty for criminal trespass onto public parks and recreational grounds. Requires law enforcement officers to provide homeless individuals who trespass onto public parks and recreational grounds with information regarding homeless shelters, services, facilities, and safe zones.

 

WAL, JUD

HB 2592

Status

RELATING TO WATER.

Establishes a working group within the Department of the Attorney General to assess the viability and constitutionality of using tax increment financing on the county level as a means of incentivizing water-related infrastructure projects.

 

WAL, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair