HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Chair

Rep. Tina Wildberger, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. David A. Tarnas

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Chris Todd

 

 

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. Gene Ward

Rep. David A. Tarnas

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 6, 2020

TIME:

9:15AM

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 ADDED to the agenda: HB2635

 

 

HB 2154

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Prohibits all harvesting of aquatic life for commercial aquarium purposes, regardless of the method of collection.

 

EEP/WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 1847

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to adopt rules to protect herbivorous fish in all state waters.

 

EEP/WLH, JUD

HB 1862

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Prohibits DLNR from establishing or implementing bag limits for game mammals in public hunting areas.

 

EEP/WLH, JUD

HB 2194

Status

RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.

Defines "coastal hazards" and "beaches" and includes specific references to "coastal dunes" to clarify CZM policies in chapter 205A, HRS, including special management areas, shoreline setbacks, and variances.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 1621

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

Establishes the Honolulu Shoreline Climate Protection Pilot Project. Requires the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation Adaptation Commission to develop a comprehensive plan to protect urban Honolulu from the risk of coastal disaster events. Anticipates use of the plan as a model for the State. Appropriates funds. Repeals 6/30/2022.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 2266

Status

RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE.

Directs the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to address areas already impacted by sea level rise, identify vulnerable critical public infrastructure, create a plan for mitigating and adapting to sea level rise, and provide policy direction to the legislature on funding and strategies to address the impacts of climate change on the State. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 1856

Status

RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE.

Requires the Hawaii climate change mitigation and adaptation commission to conduct certain activities to address the impacts of sea level rise and report to the legislature before the 2022 regular session. Appropriates funds for the commission's activities and extends the lapse date to June 30, 2022.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 2029

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.

Establishes a statewide sustainability division within the office of planning to ensure long-term planning, coordination, and implementation of Hawaii's sustainability goals and policies. Appropriates funds.

 

EEP/WLH, LMG, FIN

HB 2487

Status

RELATING TO A HAWAII GREEN NEW DEAL.

Requires the sustainability coordinator of the office of planning to complete a study on implementing a green new deal for the State. Requires the study to identify federal and international polices; review Hawaii's environmental, economic, and cultural response to the green new deal; and determine cost-effective opportunities for Hawaii to implement the green new deal.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 2486

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF PLANNING.

Updates and reaffirms the role of the office of planning to coordinate among state agencies regarding climate change adaptation and sustainability.

 

EEP/WLH, FIN

HB 2635

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.

Establishes green infrastructure priority guidelines within the state plan to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. Adds "increase outdoor public green spaces", "connect outdoor public green spaces with existing trails", and "increase urban tree canopy" as objectives and policies for the physical environment. Requires the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to submit a report to the Legislature making recommendations for implementing the green infrastructure priority guidelines established by this measure.

 

EEP/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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

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PAPER: 4 copies (including an original) to Room 327 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8529 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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 586-8453 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

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair