HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Chris Todd, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Tina Wildberger

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. David A. Tarnas

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

TIME:

9:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1133

Status

RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

Requires DLNR to limit entry into the Molokini marine life conservation district to forty-one permits and twenty permitted vessels at any given time.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 870

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES.

Includes certain steel agricultural buildings, structures, and appurtenances among those exempt from building permit and building code requirements.

 

WLH, JUD

HB 1035

Status

RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT.

Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to enter into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact or similar agreement for mutual assistance in the enforcement of wildlife laws.

 

WLH, JUD

HB 552

Status

RELATING TO CHAPTER 200, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Decreases, increases, or clarifies certain penalties for violations of boating and ocean recreation rules adopted pursuant to chapter 200, HRS.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 1410

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Adds a member to the Board of Land and Natural Resources who has demonstrated knowledge of the State's boating and fishing communities.

 

WLH, JUD

HB 808

Status

RELATING 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. Makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly capture, taking, possession, abuse, or entanglement of any shark, whether dead or alive, or killing of any shark, within state marine waters. Expands the existing prohibition on knowingly capturing or killing a manta ray to include 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.

 

WLH, JUD

HB 558

Status

RELATING TO KEKAHA KAI STATE PARK.

Appropriates funds for the employment of lifeguards and for life-saving equipment at Kua Bay.

 

WLH, LAB, FIN

HB 860

Status

RELATING TO LAND AND BUILDING ACQUISITION.

Appropriates funds to the Agribusiness Development Corporation for the acquisition of certain property, provided that the price does not exceed the amount appropriated.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 910

Status

RELATING TO BANYAN DRIVE.

Requires the Office of Planning to conduct a study on the infrastructure of the Banyan Drive area on the Waiakea Peninsula on the island of Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 594

Status

RELATING TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR A KUNIA WELLS IV EXPLORATORY WELL.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources (LNR141) for the design and construction of one exploratory well to meet future potable water requirements for diversified agriculture.

 

WLH, 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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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 322 in the State Capitol;

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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

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If during the course of the hearing it appears there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to three-minutes. This three-minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills.

 

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 586-6150 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. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair