HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1877

Status

RELATING TO LAND RECORDATION.

Clarifies the data requirements for land recordation on land deregistered by the land court other than fee simple time share interests.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 1784

Status

RELATING TO LANDOWNER LIABILITY.

Provides liability protections for public and private landowners who expressly allow access and use of their land to practitioners of Native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 1924

Status

RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.

Requires government entities to seek reimbursement for search and rescue expenses for persons who require rescue after leaving a hiking trail to enter a prohibited area or hiking on a trail closed to the public.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 1820

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Amends the nominating authority of the representatives of the Heeia community development district, Kalaeloa community development district, and Kakaako community development district on the Hawaii community development authority.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1875

Status

RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Requires the governor to appoint the governor's coordinator on Native Hawaiian affairs to coordinate responses to issues that impact Native Hawaiians and Native Hawaiian culture across state departments and agencies.

 

WLH, FIN

HB 1783

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish a citizen complaint intake process and prepare related informational material for dissemination and posting. Clarifies that failure to comply with certain advisement or approval processes shall constitute a violation of chapter 6E, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Authorizes the State Historic Preservation Division to issue an order to stop work immediately in the event of a failure to comply with certain advisement or approval processes. Makes any violator responsible for the costs of any site inspection and any recommended mitigation or restoration measures. Increases the maximum civil and administrative fines for violations of historic preservation review requirements. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to maintain and publish a list of certain violators. Authorizes the expenditure of moneys in the historic preservation special fund for certain costs relating to the enforcement of chapter 6E, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 1880

Status

RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the operations of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission and for 2 full-time equivalent positions on the Commission.

 

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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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.

 

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.

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair